14 Feb Literacy Update – February 2020
Literacy Update – Miss Allen
We are incredibly excited that our new LRC has now opened, and what better way to utilise the new space than by taking part in this term’s reading challenge! Students are encouraged to read at least one book from each genre in the LRC and review it. The students who complete the challenge by Friday 3rd April will be in with the chance of winning some bookish prizes. Challenge booklets can be collected from the LRC.
As we are now in our new space, we have more room than ever for a number of clubs and activities that students can get involved in. Please see below for a reminder of the clubs that run in the LRC. Clubs are open to students in all year groups.
World Book Day
We will be celebrating this year’s World Book Day (Thursday 5th March) for an entire week at the Academy. There are plenty of events happening throughout the week, so please encourage your child to get involved with as much as they can. For every World Book Day activity students take part in, they will receive a raffle ticket. All of the raffle tickets will be put into a hat at the end of the week and the winning student will receive a Kindle!
Visit from Onjali Q. Raúf – Written by Alexia, Year 7
Onjali Q. Raúf is the famous author of the superb books The Boy at the Back of the Class and The Star Outside My Window.
We have been desperate to meet her and on Tuesday 21st January she visited the Academy. She held two assemblies, one with Year 7 and one with Year 8, and also a workshop for students passionate about reading.
In the assemblies she talked about the fantastic journeys that she went through to write her first two novels. She also helped us understand different concepts in her books that some students felt unclear. Onjali also spoke about refugees, which she stressed is a major social issue. She told us about the fantastic charity work that she has done to help some of the refugees who were struggling and gave us some ideas of how we can help too.
During the workshop that she held with students from Year 7 and 8, she answered our questions about her two books. She also gave us clues about what her next book is going to be about and about the process she, as an author, will go through in order to publish a book.
We enjoyed the visit from Onjali at Chelsea Academy and we hope to see her around again soon!
February Half Term Reading
View the following link for Miss Allen’s February Half Term Reading Recommendations