We Love Reading
A positive relationship with reading breeds success.
Here at Halewood Academy - we believe that reading provides opportunities to: learn, enjoy and imagine. These key areas enhance a child's ability to be successful.
In the words of Dr Seuss:
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
It is for this reason that we are passionate about reading and are working towards becoming a 'Reading School'. This means that at Halewood Academy, we are developing the relationship between our school’s reading culture and our children’s attainment. We are focused on how reading for pleasure can be organised to support all children to become confident, keen and capable readers. This in turn will have a constructive effect on our children's academic achievements.
“Children and young people who use Accelerated Reader tend to enjoy reading more, do it more often and think more positively about reading than their peers who do not use Accelerated Reader. They are also more likely to see a link between reading and their successes.” Dr Christina Clark, National Literacy Trust (2016)
In Year 7 and 8, all children participate in the Accelerated Reader programme. In Year 9-11, all children engage in D.E.A.R time (Drop Everything and Read) three times a week.
To support our vision - we would be encouraged if you promoted the love of reading at home.
Please have a look at the links below and the resources below to support you child's love of reading.
If you need any further advice - please contact Miss Cofie (Leader of Literacy).
Accelerated Reader Information for Year 7 and 8 and Year 10 Nurture Group:
Accelerated Reader: Home Connect for Parents:
Links for Reluctant Readers:
Links for Reading and Dyslexia