Reading at DHFS


At Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School we take pride in our focus on reading for pleasure as well as always working hard in lessons to ensure we are equipping our students with the skills they need to become knowledgeable and strategic readers.

The reason we focus on reading so carefully is because it is the gateway for so much of our learning journey. Developing a regular reading habit can help us in so many ways. Studies have shown consistently that fostering an enjoyment of reading results in young people with enhanced reading ages which in turn allows greater understanding of learning materials and better achievement. Studies also show that reading for pleasure has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, as well as enhanced memory, improved vocabulary usage and the vital importance of developing empathy.

We recommend at least 15 minutes of reading per day to relax and unwind away from screens and electronic devices. Thank you in advance for your support of helping our students establish reading habits which will benefit them academically and personally.

Please see the Key Stage 3, 4&5 Suggested Reading List below.

Please see below the books our staff here at DHFS have been reading recently.

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