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Developing Literacy

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO DEVELOP LITERACY

Subject:

Focus / Activity:

Literacy Link:

Art

Feedback books

Promoting independence and use of wider vocabulary

Business

Economics

Sociology

Psychology

Regular discussion of additional reading that is promoted to students
The department also lends books to students to promote additional reading

Keywords set as homework to learn and use

Writing skills lessons – focus on how to justify an argument

KS5 expectation of wider reading with scaffolded activities in class to widen vocabulary and improve comprehension

 

 

 

 

Promoting reading for pleasure

Computing

Homework will include:  

  • Students will read a mini story about a programming concept, to which they will complete a comprehension task explaining what concept they have learnt with regards to the story

Three new texts will be promoted they focus on Computational Thinking in a very creative way:

  1. Computational Fairy Tales
  2. Best Practices of Spell Design
  3. The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software. CODE

 

 

 

 

Promoting of wider reading and reading for pleasure

Drama

National Theatre New Views  Competition
Mrs Power and students from Year 11,  and Year 13  are entering this competition

Students study a variety of plays in all year groups and focus on putting the text into performance

Promotion of writing and reading for pleasure and performance

Drama and Music

School show:  ‘Hairspray’ – Reading the play and learning the songs

 

Development of vocabulary
Wider reading

English

Rotary Debating

 

 


Creative Writing Club

Promoting a wider variety of reading and reading for pleasure

Promoting the importance of vocabulary and imagination

Geography

  • Students are encouraged to read news articles about current Geography in the News
  • Literacy based Starter twice a half term where students read a current news article and derive key points
  • Promotion of keywords in all lessons.
  • Sixth form have reading records they have to complete during a piece of additional reading

 

 

Promoting importance of vocabulary and effective reading skills that is around the subject

History

  • Students are encouraged to read news articles about History in the News
  • Literacy based Starter twice a half term where students read a current news article and derive key points (more so for 6th form)
  • Promotion of keywords in all lessons.
  • 6th form have reading records they have to complete during a piece of additional reading
  • PAH students in Year 11 sent targeted articles to help with revision

 

 

 

Promoting importance of vocabulary and effective reading skills that is around the subject

Maths

As part of the Mastery curriculum, there is an expectation that students use correct Mathematical language in lessons.

 

Students are regularly required to explain their reasoning and problem solving approaches in many different ways.

 

 

Promoting importance of vocabulary and effective reading skills

MFL

Students use grammatical terms every lesson as they explore and grow in their linguistical knowledge.  Students engage with higher level language and understanding when grasping new concepts.

 

Linguaspring Competition

 

 

Spelling Bee

Developing language skills

 

 

 

 

A competition focused around languages

 

A competition focused around languages

Music

Orchestra, Concert band, Vocal Harmony, Crescendudes, Senior Choir, Ukulele group, keyboard club and Theory Club

Use of technical vocabulary used when performing and some subject specific to the instrument

RE

In Key Stage 3 students read various religious stories and answer questions on them

Key terms are shown at the start of each lesson - activities are based on these

Key words from part of the GCSE syllabus

Sixth form complete wider reading to ensure knowledge and application of key terms

 

 

Promoting vocabulary and quotes around the topics

Science

 

Promotion of 'the language of science' and keywords in all lessons.

Literacy based homework is built in to the curriculum at all key stages.
There is an expectation for Sixth form students to undertake wider reading relating to the development of science throughout history and news articles.

 

  

Promotion of reading for pleasure and reading around topics

Technology

Students read recipes in food lessons. They also complete research for homework across Technology

Promoting independence

Developing wider vocabulary

Encouraging reading for pleasure