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Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Literacy

At Callington Community College we know that literacy underpins all subjects: without a good grasp of reading and writing skills, students will struggle to access the content of a lesson or express themselves in a coherent way.  In order to give our learners the best access to education, all teachers in all subjects promote a high level of literacy in their lessons. This will be through the explicit teaching of skills, feedback on work or facilitating the literacy focus of the half term. Our website contains a range of resources that you can use to help support your child at home with specific literacy skills; these range from five minute tasks to longer activities and are suitable for all ability ranges.

One important way is with the one-to-one support that we offer some students using the Catch Up® Literacy intervention. This intervention enables students to develop a greater level of confidence and ability in their reading and literacy skills. Students have made outstanding progress with this support. Catch Up® has produced some useful guides for parents and carers who want more information about how to support their child with literacy and we have included them here for your use. In September this year we introduced Catch Up ® Numeracy here at the College and through this we provide additional support with numeracy for some students who may benefit from it.

September 2015 saw the introduction of the Accelerated Reader scheme here at the College. This supports and monitors reading in year 7 and 8. The programme is supported by a daily reading session of thirty minutes which rotates round the week. This means that reading happens in every single area of the College and all Key Stage 3 staff read at the same time as the students! The parent guide for this is available on the link below.

Below you can also find key vocabulary booklets for year 7 and 8. These are lists of key terminology that will be covered in subject areas.

HelpReadingFrontCover

Helping Your Child With Reading

HelpSpellingFrontCover

Helping Your Child With Spelling

EnjoyReadingFrontCover

Enjoying Reading With Your Child

AR - Parent Guide

Year 7 - Key Vocabulary

Year 8 Key Vocabulary