Reading for Pleasure

In relation to the key focus of Reading for Pleasure on 2017-2018 SIP school has approached this via several strands.
Initially an informative and creative session was held for staff from the Federation as part of a joint Inset day. The session explored why and what learners read for pleasure and how to develop and encourage this reading on a cross curricular basis.
Staff had been set a flip learning task and discussed their approach to Reading for Pleasure and engaged with other staff in what they had been reading over the holidays.
In the autumn term, new learners to Oakfield took part in Bookbuzz. They were given a free book of their choice from a selection of titles from The Book Trust to keep, in order to generate enthusiasm for reading independently.

Learning walks and monitoring of reading at form time indicates learners enjoy reading and are being encouraged to read often. Learning walks demonstrate that the CPD is leading to the effective use of reading for pleasure in subject areas.

A Patron of Reading has been appointed to work with learners at Oakfield High School and College. The first session of this took place during literacy week with year 7 learners responding to Peter Lynas reading books by creating pictures and writing their own stories.

On World Book Day Peter shared his new book ‘Bunny’ with all school in assembly and college learners then created their own bunny biscuits and Food Technology. In Art college learners have created a pottery ‘Dragosaurus’ which will soon be on display in the school entrance.

A library visit has taken place with College learners where they were introduced to the facilities within this setting. Learners were able to talk with staff at the library about the services available such as job searching and workshops. Some learners were already members, all of the learners said that they would like to join the library in the future.

A lunchtime club is now held in the library daily. This models reading for pleasure with learners and is well attended. A variety of books are used across the week to target a range of learning abilities.