We all row together… | anewhoffod

We all row together… | anewhoffod

One thing that surprised me about the response to my reading article in the TES was the response from a number of librarians. Many librarians got in touch with me to say thank you for acknowledging them. I was surprised by this. Librarians are at the heart of what we do and it got me thinking….and then I wrote this…

 

As I walk through the doors at just after 7.30 am with my colleague Kaz, we are greeted by Julie who is there every single morning, bright and breezy getting the breakfast options ready for our pupils. Every now and then I tuck into one of the breakfasts myself but today I…

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We all row together… | anewhoffod

We all row together… | anewhoffod

One thing that surprised me about the response to my reading article in the TES was the response from a number of librarians. Many librarians got in touch with me to say thank you for acknowledging them. I was surprised by this. Librarians are at the heart of what we do and it got me thinking….and then I wrote this…

 

As I walk through the doors at just after 7.30 am with my colleague Kaz, we are greeted by Julie who is there every single morning, bright and breezy getting the breakfast options ready for our pupils. Every now and then I tuck into one of the breakfasts myself but today I…

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Tutor Time reading | anewhoffod

Tutor Time reading | anewhoffod

Moving in to the academic year 2017-2018, I am really keen to focus and develop three things with regard to reading across the academy:
Our use of AR – we have purchased this for another two years so have an absolute necessity to maximise its use.
Classroom libraries – these are starting to appear across the academy in different subject areas – EVERY classroom Freya…that’s the goal.
Tutor time reading programme

The tutor time reading programme has come about after reading Michaela’s blogs about how they maximise reading opportunity.  I decided that this would be another brilliant way to…

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Tutor Time reading | anewhoffod

Tutor Time reading | anewhoffod

Moving in to the academic year 2017-2018, I am really keen to focus and develop three things with regard to reading across the academy:
Our use of AR – we have purchased this for another two years so have an absolute necessity to maximise its use.
Classroom libraries – these are starting to appear across the academy in different subject areas – EVERY classroom Freya…that’s the goal.
Tutor time reading programme

The tutor time reading programme has come about after reading Michaela’s blogs about how they maximise reading opportunity.  I decided that this would be another brilliant way to…

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Reading Journal | anewhoffod

Reading Journal | anewhoffod

After today’s TES article, I have uploaded an updated version of The Wellington Academy’s Reading Journal which is issued or will be issued to all pupils in years 7-9.

Reading Journal 2017-2018

The reading journal challenges pupils to read 40 books across the year and is organised into sections.
Opening section – opportunity to record pupils’ AR scores.  We do this three times a year and will be using the AR screening facility.
Interest survey – as recommended by Donalyn Miller.  An interest survey enables you to identify what your pupils are interested in which makes book…

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Reading Journal | anewhoffod

Reading Journal | anewhoffod

After today’s TES article, I have uploaded an updated version of The Wellington Academy’s Reading Journal which is issued or will be issued to all pupils in years 7-9.

Reading Journal 2017-2018

The reading journal challenges pupils to read 40 books across the year and is organised into sections.
Opening section – opportunity to record pupils’ AR scores.  We do this three times a year and will be using the AR screening facility.
Interest survey – as recommended by Donalyn Miller.  An interest survey enables you to identify what your pupils are interested in which makes book…

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Displays set the tone… | anewhoffod

Displays set the tone… | anewhoffod

This term a key priority for the department has been on creating the right environment.  Displays, you see, set the tone, establish the culture, support pupil learning and celebrate success.  Here is what we have been working on at the academy.
Welcome to English board

Every member of staff within the English department has a space on the Welcome to English board.  Each staff member has a WeeMee.  Alongside this, to support our reading culture, every member of staff has identified a book of great significance to them and explained why.

2. Our world map

When I first joined the…

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