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22/11/20

Sign up for our Virtual Information Morning on Saturday 28 November. https://t.co/XkrfJto3dx https://t.co/WWxcLdXXzU

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22/11/20

Harlow's brand new Sixth Form opening September 2021. To apply visit https://t.co/MGCiVVw19v More information at https://t.co/7Gq1OfsMtF https://t.co/G6t2nWhvcG

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21/11/20

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'STEMM Futures’ is a new four-part webinar series - starting tomorrow! - aimed at young people of Black African & Afro-Caribbean heritage in Years 7–13 who are keen to find out more about university & future careers options. Sign up for free right here! https://t.co/TWx5FKSGsV https://t.co/A8Nf8s93Cc

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20/11/20

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Dee Conlon

My pastoral team is superhuman... There's just no other way to describe them. https://t.co/2mYT1dW7hz

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20/11/20

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BMAT

Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

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BMAT

BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx

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19/11/20

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Miss M Koker

Thank you to and for these wonderful books. Can’t wait to read these with our sixth formers next September! 💙💛 https://t.co/PACs1mshWF

19/11/20

We'll be in by Sep 2021 👍

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19/11/20

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Dee Conlon

Thank you my beautiful Gibberdians 💙💛 https://t.co/MmKdtE2SvF

19/11/20

We heard a rumour there is a very interesting and yummy prize to be won... https://t.co/rtmGaD3CN6

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18/11/20

Ms Lawson discusses studying Psychology A Level. To apply for a place at SFG Sixth Form visit https://t.co/MGCiVVw19v https://t.co/qLSHbLdHAp

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18/11/20

Each Year 7&8 pupil will be planting their own small tree on our new site thanks to Our first cohorts will leave behind more than just a good reputation and high standards. https://t.co/etX3xBi3ZT

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17/11/20

School councillors have started their term in office. Ten students at SFG were elected as members of the school council in September after giving a speech virtually to their peers. https://t.co/o6Nr40pvuy https://t.co/4a3hYTsSyY

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17/11/20

Young people learnt about the meaning behind the poppy as they used art to mark Remembrance Day. Year 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College completed an art project to mark the occasion. https://t.co/tMdeZMmsmb https://t.co/vIXnQEDmTu

16/11/20

Freddie had a great . He loved the assembly and pledged to be kind to everyone. Remember in a world where you can be anything, be kind! 💙💛 https://t.co/EnBNXy2Jqc

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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. In addition we have two periods of stand alone reading lessons where adults and children read together.

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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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 October Half Term 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

Year 7 Christmas Reading List

  • 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

Year 7 February Half Term Reading List

  • 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
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