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19/05/22

Mental wellness continues at SFG https://t.co/VWX0HVJkaA

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19/05/22

When Gibberdians produce this quality of work in Year 9, one wonders what they will produce in Year 11... in Year 13 💙💛 https://t.co/CJbKsdRAN4

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19/05/22

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Ms A Croucher

Incredibly proud of our Gibberd School Council today 💙💛. Each year group presented their conservation projects to an representative. They were confident, articulate and passionate. Certificates and badges were awarded to celebrate! https://t.co/XhFxuHa1wF

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18/05/22

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Ms M Koker

Thank you 💙💛 https://t.co/974iz1KFvo

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18/05/22

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Your Harlow

SFG College joins forces with conservation charity. https://t.co/X30TFrmCsq https://t.co/59Z8NCtTHV

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18/05/22

Students are being inspired and empowered by Action for Conservation as school councillors work with a conservation charity to make their community more environmentally friendly. https://t.co/0S5R17uJSC https://t.co/J9l6Ualgwi

16/05/22

Good luck 🤞💙💛

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16/05/22

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Ms M Koker

We are currently at the Regional Heat for the ESU Performing Shakespeare Competition supporting our wonderful Gibberdian! She will be performing Helena’s monologue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 😍 💙💛 https://t.co/Hstb6iAKZT

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08/05/22

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Ms M Koker

We are SO proud of our wonderful Gibberdian who has had their short story published! 💙💛#ElmbridgeLiteraryCompetition ✍🏻🏆 https://t.co/p0NtYk3KVl

07/05/22

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Dee Conlon 💙💛

Teachers do more than just teach their subjects. We are educators; in and out of the classroom. We are surrogate parents, counsellors, mentors, role models, shoulders to cry on, first aiders, happiness createors and sharers... Best Job In The World Especially at 💙💛

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06/05/22

Year 8s have started their Scholars programme. Good luck 💙💛 https://t.co/rRMreNDPXT

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06/05/22

One of many to receive recognition, well done to all Gibberdians for their success in the UKMT Maths challenge. https://t.co/mQYLWEtvk4

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06/05/22

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Ms A Croucher

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I'm extremely lucky to work with such amazing colleagues at 💙💛! https://t.co/HSBKRVmV4x

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06/05/22

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Ms M Koker

Exciting news from about the publication of our students’ work 😍💙💛 https://t.co/WaMMZJ6b9C

06/05/22

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29/04/22

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Dee Conlon 💙💛

Just 6 weeks till the first exam at . My Further Maths students in Yr 12 will be sitting their A Level maths exam this summer. Not only is this the first exam they are sitting since SATs, but they had just 9 months to prepare. I am so proud of my maths geniuses 💙💛 https://t.co/Khb97VtWa2

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29/04/22

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Harrison Moore

Sporting this little beauty on my lanyard, courtesy of our Head at who is helping us and our children change the world one step at a time. https://t.co/FoBIAn1zKM

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29/04/22

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon 💙💛

Representatives from Gibberd Council requested a meeting to present their pledge for a more eco friendly school. They then asked for my support and we all signed the SFG pledge. Aren't they just the most wonderful young people 💙💛 https://t.co/FNsHSe786B

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28/04/22

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Ms M Koker

Gibberdians! The Empowered Competition is on again! Can’t wait to read your entries 💙💛 https://t.co/7eNV7mYU7t

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Reading

We are very passionate about books at SFG. Pupils of all ages are expected to read widely and diversely to broaden their horizons and to improve their literacy. All pupils are expected to have a reading book with them at all times.

Research has shown that reading for pleasure makes a huge difference to children’s educational performance. Children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

We devote a large amount of curriculum time to reading in each subject. Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read.


 

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Discovering Children's Books at the British Library

 

News websites:

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/

https://www.newstatesman.com/uk

Year 6 Summer Reading List

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Boy X by Dan Smith
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Demolition Dad by Phil Earle
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin
  • Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara
  • Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Perijee and Me by Ross Montgomery
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
  • She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
  • The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis
  • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainini
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Year 7 Summer Reading List

  • Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Owl Service by Alan Garner
  • Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • I Know Why The Cages Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Charlie and the Chocolotate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • Spies by Michael Frayn
  • Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman
  • Litttle Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Coral Island by R M Ballantyne
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles

Year 8 Summer Reading List

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Gone Series by Michael Grant
  • The Godmother by Carrie Adams
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
  • Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis
  • Looking Glass Girl by Cathy Cassidy
  • The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Love, Aubrey by Suzanna LaFleur
  • Angelic by L P Swalheim
  • Dark Secrets series by Elizabeth Chandler
  • The Host by Stephanie Mayer
  • Confessions of a Murder Suspect series by James Patterson
  • The Selection series by Kiera Cass
  • The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
  • The Hobbit by J R Tolkien
  • Marley and Me by John Grogan

Year 9 Summer Reading List

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Infernal Devices series and Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  • When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
  • The Universe v. Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Year 10 Summer Reading List

Fiction:

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

1984 by George Orwell

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

 

Non-fiction:

Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson

Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust by Hedi Fried

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Secret Footballer by Anonymous

Unbelievable by Jessica Ennis

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Born a Crime: Stories form a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

 

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