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Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust bring you the Virtual School Library
Every week a popular children’s author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
Having access to a school library is really important. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich your literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing. This Virtual School Library will complement the George Abbot School library and will ensure you have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether you are learning at school or at home.
This week’s read is ‘Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World’ by former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq.
George Abbot School Glossary
To help you broaden your vocabulary, your teachers have worked together to compile a list of important words that you need to know for each subject. Some of these words may
be unfamiliar, so we have also included the meanings for you.
We hope this glossary will help unlock some challenging vocabulary and enable you to reach your learning potential as you continue your George Abbot journey.
Request a book from the library
Finished your book and need a new one to read? Use the form below to request a book from the school library.
Fill in which genres you enjoy and one of our library will staff will recommend another book for you. Books can be picked up from Elmslie reception in school hours, or posted to your home address.
Please click here to request a book.
Reading lists by year group
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At George Abbot, we are passionate about encouraging our students to read. Reading can have many positive impacts on student performance across the whole curriculum. Research shows:
- 10-year-olds who enjoy reading have a reading age 1.3 years higher than their peers who do not enjoy reading, rising to 2.1 years for 12-year-olds and 3.3 years for 14-year-olds.
- Reading improves vocabulary by 26% regardless of background.
- Reading also develops confidence, improves self-esteem and increases empathy.
- Children’s enjoyment of reading has increased during lockdown (from 47.8% pre-lockdown to 55.9% post-lockdown), having reached a 15-year low before lockdown.
- More than a quarter (27.6%) of children and young people say they are enjoying reading more during lockdown.
National Literary Trust
Audible – Audio Books
How to get your child to read more