Welcome to the Literacy area of the Castle View School website. Here you will find information about how students’ Literacy is enhanced through a range of strategies and motivating challenges. Our aim is to provide students with the opportunities to develop vital communication skills, promoting success across the school. It is the responsibility of all staff to promote and teach literacy skills.
We aim to promote a culture of reading where all students are encouraged to read for pleasure and monitor their progress using the Accelerated Reader program. Students are able to select books from our Learning Resource Centre appropriate for their reading ability, take quizzes and monitor their progress using the Accelerated Reader program. We have dedicated reading time each day, (Everybody Reading In Class) were students are encouraged to participate in private, silent reading. Successes are celebrated each term in Literacy assemblies; students receive rewards and certificates for their achievements each term.
Furthermore, each year we participate in the UK’s National sponsored reading event, Readathon. Our students pledge to read and gather sponsors in order to raise money for seriously ill children. This has proven to motivate and inspire students to read. Additionally, students have been lucky enough to take part in author workshops delivered by visiting authors such as Anne Fine and Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, which both inspire and motivate students. Exciting inter-house competitions, such as Spellathon, create a buzz around Literacy at our school.
Within Literacy lessons, activities are designed to give students transferable communication skills, such as reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Lessons are planned in order to meet the needs of all students, providing support and challenge where appropriate. In addition to this, dedicated form times provide additional opportunities to develop Literacy skills with a specific focus for the whole school each week. We have created a Literacy Toolkit which is used across the school to promote a high standard of Literacy.
“Just wanted to say thanks for having me today and to say well done to the talented and lovely Year 7 students I had the pleasure to workshop with, some great children!” – Debz Hobbs-Wyatt.
Home Connect – https://ukhosted25.renlearn.co.uk/1977696/HomeConnect
Accelerated Reader- https://ukhosted25.renlearn.co.uk/1977696/