Many people assume that, providing their children have mastered reading at primary school, there is little or no need to worry about their reading once they reach secondary school. This really is a misconception and we all need to be doing all we can to boost literacy levels both at school and at home.
Many students have made good progress with reading at primary school but once they reach secondary education they don’t tend to continue reading with the same intensity that they have done before. Very few children read to their parents once they are beyond the age of 11. Unfortunately, just because a child has made good progress at primary school, it doesn’t mean they will continue to make linear progress beyond.
It is of paramount importance that students have a reading age commensurate with their chronological reading age. Without this, it is very difficult for them to achieve success at GCSE level. 68% of all student mistakes made in GCSE examinations are as a result of students misunderstanding the questions asked.
Parents are welcome to browse Access-It, our Library Catalogue, from home and borrow items through their child. Use the link above and search through our extensive choice of resources. Simply ask your child to come and borrow the item and we will issue it to their record. All book loans are for three weeks and DVD loans are for one week. Replacement charges are requested for lost or damaged items.
Discover a world of books, helping children to love reading. Tewkesbury School has signed up to the Lovereading4schools website which includes varied and exciting book lists to help students choose books relevant to their age and ability. These can be accessed by parents/students registering themselves and looking up Tewkesbury School under the ‘find your school’ tab on the website.
For parents who wish to see how well their child is progressing with Accelerated Reader, the Homeconnect website will give you access to your child’s bookshelf. The site complements the Accelerated Reader scheme your child uses in school and is a fantastic way to encourage your child’s reading. The website shows you their quiz performance, the points they’ve earned and the book level they are reading. Your child’s usual Accelerated Reader login can be used to access the website.
Accelerated Reading quizzes can be taken from home.