Reading, Literacy and Numeracy are so important – not just in school, but for life beyond the classroom.
Reading and Literacy
Here at Bridlington School we ensure the reading is delivered across the curriculum and students have opportunities to read a range of interesting and evocative texts. We have worked hard to ensure that our reading material is diverse and enables students to access relevant and topical issues. Students will work on their reading skills, such as: reading proficiency, comprehension, analysis and evaluation.
Within the classroom, students will be provided with opportunities to listen to teachers modelling reading. In addition, they will work to improve their own fluency and prosody. Comprehension tasks will be planned in order to ensure that all students have accessed and understood the texts. In English, for example, students will analyse and explore interpretations when reading.
In order to support our struggling readers, we offer a number of interventions (please see the documents linked on this page) and we have reading and literacy tutors, as well as phonics teachers and teaching assistants on hand to provide these.
In order to foster a reading culture, our form tutors model reading to their tutees. We also watch Bit Lit in tutor time, where members of our community share their favourite books. All students have access to our library and to curriculum libraries.
All students will work to improve their oracy in lessons; we will remind them to, ‘say it again, better!’ Students will be introduced to new vocabulary in every subject and we will ensure that students feel confident in using a range of words in speech and in writing. Teachers will make sure that they address mistakes in writing and speech.
Numeracy is just as important. Please see the linked documents to see how we provide intervention for students who may need a little extra help with numeracy. We run a Numeracy 4 Life competition every week to make sure that everyone can use their Maths skills in real – life situations. We are very fortunate to have a Numeracy tutor who supports students from KS3 to A Level Mathematicians, who might just need more time to recap key knowledge and skills. When subjects deliver numeracy tasks, teachers have worked across departments to ensure they do it in the same way.
We have linked our recommended reading list. Please check it out!