Reading at HRS
At Helena Romanes we value reading and acknowledge all the fantastic benefits being a fluent reader affords an individual.
Our reading strategy focusses on three strands which run from Reception to Year 13:
Learning to Read
Reading to learn
Reading for pleasure
We are lucky enough to have the Learning Zone Library where students have access to an up-to-date range of fiction and non-fiction texts.
Year 7 and 8 have dedicated lessons in the Learning Zone with their English teacher and spend time reading together, reading independently and working on vocabulary and comprehension.
Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have Tutor Reads which they spend two tutor periods a week reading together. These texts have been carefully selected to cover a range of topics and issues.
Beyond our universal offer to all students, we also run a range of interventions to improve students' reading skills.
Herts for Learning Fluency Project