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27/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 7 is focused on our destinations support. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS ' https://t.co/OQcPnFb73D

27/01/21

WOW, look at this! Amazing talented work Tanay Y10. # Wouldn’t it be marvellous to host a student virtual art gallery. Thank you parents and students for sending in your work, it brings us such pleasure and pride to see your talent. https://t.co/sc0eoilqJc

27/01/21

HABE - "I just wanted to congratulate the school on the first virtual consultant day. It was smooth and efficient and it was lovely to put a face to a teacher's name. I just want to thank you and all the staff for all your hard work and the obvious care & commitment."

27/01/21

OUTSTANDING, EXTREMELY TALENTED STUDENT ARTWORK - Jack, Y9. Images relate to the pandemic, others are portraits of famous people (Keanu Reeves!) while the remainder reflect his interest in Banksy, manga cartoons or interpretations of different songs. https://t.co/q7L7F8ONPL

26/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 6 is focused on our HEA Programme. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/6mI8SU0QTv

26/01/21

We are now into our 3rd week of remote learning and Ms Wrighton is reading “1984” by George Orwell, with our Y10s who commented - "It's been magical to read aloud every morning for The Big Read and create a sense of community when we are all having to spend so much time apart." https://t.co/b0OvBiAYhZ

26/01/21

Thank you also to our parent/carers for your continued support. It really does make all the difference. https://t.co/afsWhfJVa7

25/01/21

Read all about it! Read all about it! Student Newsletter below - read all about it!! https://t.co/wppHSQ0cij

25/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 5 is focused on us being a World Class School. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/8uTvrArqFt

25/01/21

For all our budding Geographers in Year 7 and 8 - Practice makes perfect. https://t.co/jsM7SLh0xx

25/01/21

Congratulations - what amazing photos! https://t.co/RIsTzr7p1E

22/01/21

BOOK OF THE WEEK! Chain of Iron "a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London" In this dangerous and romantic sequel to The Last Hours:Chain of Gold - are The Shadowhunters going to catch the killer? Expect love, suffering and bloodshed! https://t.co/5vMYJodiLz

22/01/21

NATIONAL LITERACY WEEK - 25TH JANUARY. Click on the link to find out more - free webinars not to be missed! https://t.co/gaX7vM2t5U https://t.co/8xaYyKHA76

22/01/21

Sixth form attendance today 100% for year 12 and 13 # You have got this! https://t.co/yRYRK7ujUd

21/01/21

Y7 and Y11 Parent Consultation meetings will be held across two days on Wednesday 27th January and Thursday 28th January 8.00am-4.30pm. Meetings will be held virtually through SchoolCloud. Appointments are now open to parent/carers.

21/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 4 is focused on our Aim High Lecture Series. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/UUuRhIkSK8

20/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's - Day 3 is focused on our HABE Diploma. Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS' https://t.co/odKCvbWIOA

19/01/21

Year 7 – keeping fit, keeping healthy! Healthy heads and healthy hearts! https://t.co/pT8k6LCy1E

19/01/21

👋 Still deciding where to study for Sixth Form?! We've got you! Here's , day 2 - our extra-curricular offer! Apply to HABE today 👉 https://t.co/oIRPMMWjbS https://t.co/3GXBIyt9JL

18/01/21

Three days until our Sixth Form Live Q&A - join us on Thursday 21st January 4-5pm using this link: https://t.co/rGnROWBNOL ' https://t.co/WxJPqCJDNP

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WORD - Reading Like An Expert

Reading for Pleasure Initiative

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What is it?

The new reading for pleasure initiative is set out to model and teach our students how to become experts in the field of reading while becoming independent. This collective programme is used to focus on teaching students to become more confident as readers.

Rationale for the Programme

The rational is that it allows students the opportunity to stop at various stages in reading and use a variety of questioning to shape their overall understanding and knowledge of and engagement with the text. Students are encouraged in all subjects and at all levels to decode any written word, question or extended text using the BDA method and teachers are trained to embed this into their lessons and the wider environment

What is the Reading Ruler?

The reading ruler is used to help students to develop their metacognitive skills and process in order to understand how to stop at a certain stage in the text and check their level of understanding. In combination with thinking hard strategy, it helps student to develop a cohesive relationship between the text and their understanding. It involves a “Before, During and After” stage where students are encouraged to decode the written language and culture of the text.

“I really like the way the responsibility is put on us and the expectation is not on the teacher. The ruler helps us stop at any point and see what is happening” - George - Y7 student

Example model slide and response from a year 8

What is Each Class Reading?

7CV-JC and 7CV-EO

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

7EL-HH and 7EL-SB

Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

Trash by Andy Mulligan

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

7SA-GM and 7SA-ED

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

Trash by Andy Mulligan

7GC-JH and 7GC-IB

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

Lord of the Flies by William Goulding

8CV and 8CV

Wonder by RJ Polacio

 

Noughts and Crosses

The Island at the End of Everything

8EL and 8EL

The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

 

Wonder by RJ Polacio

 

Noughts and Crosses

8SA and 8SA

The Island at the End of Everything

The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

 

Wonder by RJ Polacio

 

8GC and 8GC

Noughts and Crosses

The Island at the End of Everything

The Night Diary – Veera Hiranandani

 

     

     

Buddy Reading

Our new buddy reading system is a programme launched between our year 9 and 12 students to help develop their reading age and understanding of a variety of texts.

The aim of this programme is to create a cohesive relationship between our upper school students with our lower school while teaching our year 12 students a variety of skills needed for the world outside the classroom such as mentoring, managing and training individuals to gain understanding of a new skills. In this case, the year 12 students have been trained in how to support younger students in how to decode a text and complex vocabulary. Our new initiative runs 3 times a week and explore a variety of multicultural and diverse texts to help deepen students understanding.