Whole School Literacy
Whole School Literacy coordinator - Ms Marie Underwood
Literacy at Preston Manor is embedded throughout the curriculum to ensure that all students achieve their potential across all subject areas.
In addition to regular English lessons, Year 7 and 8 students have one dedicated literacy lesson a week which focuses on key reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Classes are small as those pupils with specific needs are withdrawn to receive personalised learning from a team of specialist teachers.
We provide a range of extra-curricular activities to support and stretch students. These opportunities include a Literacy Summer School, Literacy Breakfast Club, the BBC News School Report Project and the Times Spelling Bee Competition.
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BBC News School Report
Every year, the Gifted and Talented cohort in Year 7 became reporters for the day as the CLC transforms into a live newsroom for the BBC News School Report Project. Pupils work to a 2pm deadline to create a television news report which is published on the school website and linked to by the BBC.
To prepare, the School Report Team meet weekly to learn how to research, write film and edit the news. In addition to the news report, the students produce a number of special features articles. This year, students travelled to Television Centre to interview ex-footballer Mark Lawrenson. Students also produced a World Cup Special.
To view their work click the logo below.
Every year, Preston Manor enters a team into the Times Spelling Bee Championship. The team are chosen from the students who meet weekly as part of the Year 7 Spelling Bee Club. In 2010 The Preston Manor Wasps achieved second place in the local heats, beaten only by the reigning champions.
For help with your spelling visit www.timesspellingbee.co.uk
The CSI Project gives Year 9 students the opportunity to experience what everyday life is like for a forensic scientist. This scheme involves investigating a murder by analysing forensic evidence, preparing a full report of the findings and presenting the case at a mock trial where students act as expert witnesses under cross examination from trained barristers.
As part of the project, students are given a tour of UCL and learn more about the choices available in Higher Education.
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BBC News School Report
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