At Hanley Castle, we are readers! We value the skill of reading and so five times during each two-week timetable cycle, the students in year 7 and 8 are read to in tutor time. The books have been carefully selected by staff to promote and inspire a love of reading, whilst improving students’ wider cultural knowledge of the world around them.
The tutor reading programme was set up to keep students reading and accessing quality texts and stories from different cultures and time periods. By tutors reading to the students, we can supplement the texts with valuable contexts that boosts student knowledge and understanding, drawing links to the wider curriculum as appropriate.
We also use this as a valuable opportunity to boost student vocabulary; each student adds words to their vocabulary books which are then used across the school within all their lessons.
Year 7 tutor reading books:
Year 8 tutor reading books: