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Spies are everywhere!


We have continued our work with Reading Wise - an interactive reading system that helps with both de-coding and comprehension, which proved highly successful last year. Our super heroes make huge progress with both their reading ages (most making a minimum of 10 months progress within an academic year and some, making over 3 years progress!) and their comprehension, which has unlocked a love and desire for reading.


To this end, every super hero has a spy device (or Kindle) to practice Reading Wise with and has developed a new and secret identity ... that of a decoding spy!


Everyone received a brown envelope which was delivered for each super hero with the words TOP SECRET emblazoned upon it.


Inside, they each found the following:


(a) an invite to their mission (if they chose to accept it), complete with a secret message written in a strange code

(b) a personalised I.D. badge 

(c) a cypher to help them unlock and decode the secret message

(d) a finger print kit

(e) a secret handshake

(f) a disguise kit

(g) two pictures of persons unknown


Alongside this, they have been issued with an individual Kindle to help them through their decoding and understanding - as well as support curriculum work every day.


What can it all mean? What is the Red Stone of Calcutta?


Keep an eye on our social media and website for further updates.

Student's enjoyed reading to our governors who came in to visit.  The students shared their favourite books as well as which books they were currently reading in class.