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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

We here at James Hornsby explicitly focus on developing our students’ literacy through a range of innovative strategies driven by evidence-based research.

Our aim is to ensure that our students not only develop a love and appreciation of reading but also leave our school equipped with the skills to better interact with the world around them and fulfil their true potential. We are dedicated to pursuing excellence through our Accelerated Reading programme and aiding our students to become more competent and confident readers. The library rota has been set to allow learners to safely borrow books from school during the current climate.


Recommended Reads

Key Stage 3 https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks3-pupils/

Key Stage 4 https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks4-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-10-pupils-ks4-age-14-15/


Audiobooks/ podcasts

We are incredibly lucky to have a truly fantastic library at our disposal here at James Hornsby. However, the ongoing pandemic has meant that students haven’t been able to utilise it as they normally would. Therefore, we have devised a way in which we can still encourage students to explore literary works whilst also contributing to our newly founded Student Charter. Each week we will have a podcast of the week, which has been hand selected by teachers across all subjects and departments that will both aid in the students’ learning as well as offer them an entertaining way to engage more deeply with their subjects. From ‘That Peter Crouch Podcast’ to Sir David Attenborough’s ‘life stories’, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Listening to these podcasts will also give our learners the chance to tick off an activity from one of more of their chosen subjects from the Student Charter and contribute to our school community, whether they’re getting off the ground with bronze or going for gold.


Suggested podcasts this half term are:

David Attenborough’s life stories https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00m74rt

That Peter Crouch Podcast https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000snqd

Under the Weather (A Geography based podcast) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0617v7g

The Infinite Monkey Cage https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w

Home School History https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmmf

Press X to Continue https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0971pb3


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