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Transition Literacy 2021

Here at Lyndon, we’re committed to encouraging and improving our reading skills – for both students and staff. Literacy is really important for our abilities to get on well in all lessons; students who read for pleasure, beyond what they read at school, make an average of three extra months progress, meaning that they are more likely to meet their targets and get really good grades when they reach their exams in Year 11 (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2020/feb/children-who-read-books-daily-score-higher-school-tests-vast-new-study-states).

 

With that in mind, we’d like to encourage you to read some books over the summer!

 

Firstly, try your local library. If you have a library card, which usually you’ll be able to get on your first visit if you don’t have one, you’ll be able to borrow books rather than needing to buy them – which is a great way to check what types of stories you enjoy as you grow older.

Secondly, try some of the free access eBook libraries below – there are books for all abilities here.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/free-ebooks/kids/_/N-ry0Ztu1 (for this, you may need to download the Nook app)

 

When you join us at Lyndon, you’ll be given a login to our school library system, Accessit – which has hundreds of eBooks you will be able to borrow, alongside our physical library – if you’d like more information, please send an email to our wonderful librarian Lauren – lauren.bloomer@lyndon.org.uk

 

You may also want to consider some of these book, which will help you to broaden your knowledge and allow you to see through the eyes of other people: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks3-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-7-pupils-ks2-age-11-12/