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21/07/21

Dear future SFG Sixth Formers, try these... 👍 https://t.co/KHLnsT2GkY

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21/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Caledonian Modular

Well done to our education team for handing over Sir Frederick Gibberd College. Despite challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, three national lockdowns and some severe wet weather conditions, Caledonian made excellent progress throughout the project https://t.co/44yhxQHCwY https://t.co/kmi52UaJMA

21/07/21

Thank you for our beautiful building that will be full of beautiful Gibberdians in September. 💙💛

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20/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Department for Education

We’ve announced the next 50 of the 500 schools to benefit from major rebuilding work, as part of our pledge to give every child access to the best classrooms, no matter where they live in England. The head of Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow tells us the difference this will make. https://t.co/RINxVzSvag

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16/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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What an incredible year and a lovely last day... See you in September Gibberdians (in our brand new building 🥳) 💙💛! https://t.co/149bz1iQcU

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16/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon 💙💛

Beautiful sunset as I shut the door to temporary building for the last time . https://t.co/SvF8OPf68c

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16/07/21

Dear Thank you for giving us a home for two years. Without you we wouldn't have existed. We will be eternally grateful and never forget your kindness. Have a wonderful summer. SFG 💙♥️💛BMA https://t.co/cFFBbcJQey

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16/07/21

Gibberdians, happy end of term. We'll see you very soon 💙💛 https://t.co/fY5wpthJ3C

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15/07/21

Year 6 parents... https://t.co/arLm6Xo01d

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14/07/21

Loving school life. https://t.co/UlqTE2WmaP

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13/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Your Harlow

SFG College students celebrate pandemic heroes in stamp designs. https://t.co/m3X6akWDQb https://t.co/nbp1xfKoFa

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13/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Sir Frederick Gibberd College and 6th Form

A celebration of pandemic heroes could see the artwork of a young person from Harlow distributed around the world. Year 7 and Year 8 students at SFG are waiting to hear if their stamp designs have been successful in a national competition. https://t.co/32N86i4BAK https://t.co/XvYmkGYwc9

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12/07/21

A celebration of pandemic heroes could see the artwork of a young person from Harlow distributed around the world. Year 7 and Year 8 students at SFG are waiting to hear if their stamp designs have been successful in a national competition. https://t.co/32N86i4BAK https://t.co/XvYmkGYwc9

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12/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

WE'RE HIRING! 🎉 Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Science Technician. 🧪 For more information visit https://t.co/8w3izqoM44 https://t.co/FY8qWdeLUJ

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09/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss M Koker

So… These were delivered today! Two published Gibberdians poets! Thank you 💙💛 https://t.co/w8SMFzfDRq

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08/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

05/07/21

16th July

03/07/21

Two of our year 7s read it in a day! They loved it! 📚👍

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03/07/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss M Koker

Thank you for our copy of ’s new book! 📚💙💛 https://t.co/R4RCJDKE9u

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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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