Summer Reading: Avoid the Summer Dip

It is well documented that over the long Summer Holidays the reading ages of students can and does drop.

 

This puts you at the disadvantage of having to play catch-up when you come back next academic year.

 

 

To stay ahead of the game, and keep your reading levels the same – or even increasing all you need to do is keep reading.

 

 

One book a week, of your choice, is a great challenge to set yourself. Borrow a few from the MRC, read some of your favourite books from home; pop into your local library and experiment with new authors.

 

What ever you do happy holidays and keep reading!

 

 

After all…..

 

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe . . . Amzanig huh! Psas It ON!

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Year 6 induction days

Our brand new and shining Year 6’s have been with us here at the Academy yesterday and today.

Arhhh – bless them!

Apart from getting lost in such a large school they have been asessed and have taken part in some example lessons.

For instance in Geography the MRC has been working with year 6 students to find out about countries around the world and have been looking at some basic Information Literacy skills such as using contents, index and scanning for information.

I set them all a challenge to read 6 books over the long summer holidays and promoted the Public Libraries Reading Scheme.

Here are the slides….

Later in the day I give a short presentation to parents at their ‘induction’ – again emphasising the importance to keep reading over the summer, and and few tips on how to support their child to enjoy reading .

Summer Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Students,

 

 

Whilst you are sunning yourselves on the beach, or huddled together under a dripping umbrella, over the long, long summer holidays, please keep you bright minds in tip-top condition by doing a bit of reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t be beaten by that summer time monster – the “Summer Dip”, instead borrow some books from the MRC to keep you going, entertained and enthralled over the long summer break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As long as you have no overdue books you’ll be able to borrow over the break  – go on find something good to read.

Just ask if you want some recommendations!

Ms. M!