Literacy

Why Literacy Matters

“Literacy is…the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” (Kofi Annan)

Curriculum Enrichment Day took place on the 10th February 2016

Curriculum Enrichment Day took place on the 10th February 2016 and was centred on literacy for the whole of Year 7. We invited a rap/hip hop artist named BREIS to Goffs to help students build their written and spoken literacy skills through the medium of rap and/or spoken word. The day was designed so that students worked collaboratively or independently in some cases, on producing and performing a rap or piece of spoken word on a topic that they were passionate about. We had groups expressing their thoughts on everything from bereavement and racism, to Nandos and fried chicken! Throughout the day BREIS took the students through the history of rap and hip hop, encouraged students to use their English skills and worked with them during their writing process and performances. Finalist groups from forms 7E to 7Y were chosen by their peers and the overall winning group/solo artist from each form was chosen by BREIS and I, as acting judges. Winning students received certificates and gift cards as prizes before being able to participate in photo opportunities and book signings with BREIS. Overall, the day was a huge success and the development of the students' literacy skills in such a fun and engaging environment was a real pleasure to witness.

Sophie Everist

Whole-school literacy co-ordinator/ English Teacher

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Apostrophes omission worksheet.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Common Errors Your and youre.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Apostrophes ownership.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Breaking writing into paragraphs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Building a paragraph.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Building and closing applying what you have learnt.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Capital letters 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Closing paragraphs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Capital letters 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Complex sentences starting with adverbs and past participles.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Complex sentences subordinate clauses in the middle of a sentence.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Complex sentences worksheet.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Compound Sentences.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Connectives 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Connectives 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Direct and reported speech.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Exclamation marks 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Exclamation marks 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Full stops 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Full stops 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Helping my child to improve their Literacy skills.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Homophones fact sheet 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Homopones activity 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Linking paragraphs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Paragraphs higher level skills.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Paragraphs 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Paragraphs 1b.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 3.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 4.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 5.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 6.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 7.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Parent Guide to Students at Level 8.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Plurals 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Plurals 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Plurals y ies.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Question marks 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Question marks 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Semi Colons and colons for emphasis.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Six ways to start a sentence.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Speech marks 1.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Speech marks 2.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Theretheirtheyre homophones.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
To too two homophones.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
What is Literacy at Goffs.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Worksheet plurals es.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Writing to argue formal structure.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Youre and your homophones.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Common Errors Accept and except.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download
Common Errors Difference between Affect and Effect.pdf 22nd Aug 2017 Download