HMS Great Readers

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Reading Support

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HMS Reading Strategy

Must Reads

We are very proud of our new library and Mrs Hayler has been working hard to produce new ‘Must Reads’ for each year group. These are recommended texts which we think the children must read as they move through middle school. Mrs Hayler is always looking to update our recommendations and is keen to hear your ideas and reviews. All of the suggested texts are available in the HMS Library. Can you see how many you can read over the summer term? 

Book Talk

Each form class enjoys two ‘Book Talk’ sessions a week. Novels have been carefully selected to promote an enjoyment of reading and to engage pupils in powerful discussion. All texts promote cultural diversity and inclusion, and themes are discussed in our twice weekly ‘Book Talk’ sessions. The sessions promote the essential skills of ‘Speaking’ and ‘Listening’. 

HMS Reading Spine - English Curriculum

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

Source: Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)