Category Archives: Wider reading

Year 7 Suggested Reading List

Dear Year 7, the wonderful school librarians have put together an exciting new reading list for you to use as inspiration when deciding on your next text to devour! Please do print it off and stick it into the inside … Continue reading

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Plymouth library closures – have your say!

Dear students, parents and colleagues, If you live in the city, you may be aware that Plymouth City Council are proposing the closure of a large number of  libraries. Libraries in Efford, Eggbuckland, Ernesettle, Estover, Laira, North Prospect, Peverell, Stoke, Tothill … Continue reading

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Year 12 Secondary Source wider reading 2016-7

Dear Year 12 contributors, please comment on your secondary source wider reading . Please reference your source so other students can go and read it for themselves. This type of reading is so important to enrich your understanding and help … Continue reading

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Half-term meanderings

Dear all, We hope that you are having a wonderful half-term holiday. Mrs Sharp and I enjoyed a peruse in Waterstones on Saturday morning… there seem to be lots of excellent books out at the moment. We spotted the new … Continue reading

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The School That Got Teens Reading…

As I am sitting in my living room watching this show on BBC2 it has made me wonder… As a DHSG student: do you love reading? Has this always been the case? What or who has inspired you to read? … Continue reading

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Year 11/12/13 Wider reading October

Just finished this through tears. So sad. Exploration of PTSD and war memory with a romance in there too. I found it quite bleak but powerful. I’m starting this now. Am a big fan of McEwan.  Spy fiction. I once … Continue reading

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Y9: Wider Reading Book Reviews

Dear Y9 I hope that you are continuing to enjoy your wider reading. Please post your reviews here and have a read of the recommendations to help you decide what to read next…. Thank you Y9 Mrs Morgan  

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Mrs Sharp’s Year 9 Class – tell us about your reading!

Dear Year 9, Please reply to this post telling us 1) About a book you read over the summer – give a brief review. 2) About what book you have chosen today – how is it a bit different from … Continue reading

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Mrs Sharp’s (new) Year 10 class – Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome back lovely Year 10s! I’m really looking forward to hearing about the reading you’ve been doing over the summer. As a reminder, your task was to read at least 2 books as part of your wider reading. One book … Continue reading

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Young Writer’s ‘mini saga’ competition – winning entry from Holly Peters

Congratulations to Holly Peters in Y11 for having her 100 word saga selected for publication in the ‘Spine Chillers’ anthology. Mrs Morgan’s Year 9 class – you will be writing your own 100 word saga next week – identify the expert techniques … Continue reading

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