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12/08/20

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GROW@FHS

A quick morning visit to try and do some weed management. Problems: - strimmer wire kept breaking - hot - hot - hot Did get some carpet down over the thistles on right after hoeing. Also dug up some potatoes for . Forgot pictures. Too . 😓😓😓🥵🥵🥵 https://t.co/kZ4Vqe2Bfd

30/07/20

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Burnt Mill Performing Arts

Join Summer Holiday Bandcamp and register https://t.co/5yjVK9663g

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24/07/20

Every Year 7 student joining a in September is being gifted a reading book. A dedicated transition lead has been appointed for the first time to help new starters to settle into Forest Hall School during the Coronavirus crisis. https://t.co/9kUiUlaztq https://t.co/cg3KFmdIZZ

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23/07/20

Young citizens are learning how to take care of the world around them. Forest Hall School has devoted a week to raising awareness around waste management, climate change and recycling. https://t.co/Of9rd8sX8K https://t.co/ySApDX6YGH

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22/07/20

Determined young people have continued to study, despite completing their examination courses months ago. Year 10 and 11 students at Forest Hall School saw their GCSE exams cancelled this summer. https://t.co/8NrRHZKONC https://t.co/Gq30PRO3tl

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17/07/20

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GROW@FHS

Here's a little thank you to those who supported us in this mad 2020. - tree surgeons for woodchip in January parents for gardening in the rain in February - for the plants in March The students! for your ideas! https://t.co/CeoOkhjGmL

16/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Alison Squibb

Brilliant dog themed cake. It looks great! Well done Ollie and Leo and everyone else!

16/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Freddie's Kitchen

🎉🎉 We are SO happy 🎉🎉 https://t.co/2Xh08xS3wX

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15/07/20

A massive well done to our students for their entries this week. Ollie and Leo’s entry has stolen the show! Simply exceptional, well done to both of you! https://t.co/Xp0XTXaID9

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15/07/20

It is not only young people a school has watched grow during lockdown. students designed a garden for the community as part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening project The Green Plan It Challenge. https://t.co/MltTeoAPxi https://t.co/7L9xWDqE0d

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15/07/20

Forest Hall School has received the Teach Well School Gold Award: Corona Virus Pandemic for taking care of the physical and mental health of staff during the virus outbreak. https://t.co/zubzbgvhkS https://t.co/inx9roBdPg

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12/07/20

As we come to the end our eco week, it is important to keep looking after our world. Well done to everyone who took part and please continue the exceptional work. The winner of the eco food challenge is..... https://t.co/K6bbt48kfn

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10/07/20

It’s the last day of our eco week & we are going to finish on a high! Tonight between 8pm-9pm it’s our FHS Earth Hour. Please get involved, go for a walk, write a story or spend some time meditating. A big thank you to Ms Power & her Eco Team for organising this. https://t.co/2r2yjBLN5i

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09/07/20

Well done to Maddison, our Year 6 exceptional learner for this week. Miss McCormack, our food technology teacher, can’t wait to meet you! Well done! https://t.co/9331gwVmfB

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08/07/20

Well done Luke. You have really embraced learning at home and tried a range of different activities. Keep up the great work! https://t.co/fuGGI4SFXl

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08/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Russell Findlay

Thank you to every teacher who has made work so well online this term ... https://t.co/GKWthm0itP

08/07/20

Thank you to those parents/carers who have responded to our travel survey. There is still time to respond and your response will help us plan the reopening of FHS to all students in September. https://t.co/gMPmCyaIeU

07/07/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Speakers Trust

We look forward to hearing speeches tonight from for Digital Final 7! Still time to register https://t.co/e4tcgmjGCd Good luck to all!

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07/07/20

Well done Rose. Exceptional art work on show here! Mrs Whitehead was thrilled to see your new skills in action. https://t.co/5Uq5SzRk1n

07/07/20

*We are recruiting for September 2020* https://t.co/e3vPXCKbPA

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Reading

Research has shown that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading test than those who don’t, 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.

 

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. Below is a suggested reading list for your child over the summer holidays.

 

 

Year 6 Summer Reading List

 

Try and read five of these books over the holidays.

 

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 reading ages test - click here


 

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