Hamstead Hall Academy

"Success for All Through Hard Work & Harmony"

At Hamstead Hall Academy we place a great deal of importance on academic attainment and on all our pupils achieving their best.

Reading and the development of reading skills is crucial to success both within and beyond school.

In order to encourage good reading habits, the academy will be running a Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) activity every week from Monday 17th September.

This involves each student stopping what they are doing for fifteen minutes in order to read a book of their choosing for pleasure. All pupils will, therefore, need to bring a reading book to school every day. 

Please support your child by making sure (s)he has a reading book to bring to school. Books can be brought from home or borrowed for the school or local library. You can also support your child by talking about books and sharing your favourite reads. 

When is this going to happen?

Form Time - 15 minutes: One of your form times per week will now be devoted to D.E.A.R.

Lesson Time - 15 minutes: In one of your lessons, the last fifteen minutes will be devoted to D.E.A.R. per week.

Each DEAR session takes place on a different period each week to avoid affecting one lesson frequently.

The timetable for each session is available below.

Wednesday, 9th January

Period 4, 12.25-12.40

Wednesday 16th January

Period 5, 2.15-2.30

Thursday 24th January

Period 1, 9.05-9.20

Thursday 31st January

Period 2, 10.05-10.20

Thursday 7th February

Period 3, 11.25-11.40

Thursday 14th February

Period 4, 12.25-12.40

Half Term

Thursday 28th February

Period 5, 2.15-2.30

Friday 8th March

Period 2, 10.05-10.20

Friday 15th March

Period 3, 11.25-11.40

 Friday 22nd March

Period 4, 12.25-12.40

Friday 29th March

Period 5, 2.15-2.30

 Monday 1st April

Period 1, 9.05-9.20

Monday 8th April

Period 2, 10.05-10.20

 

For more ideas on how to support your child's reading please visit the academy library's website.