News and Events Articles

One column layout

09 July 2020

Reading, Reading, Reading!

Reading, Reading, Reading!

As the summer holidays approach the excitement of no lessons, no alarm clocks and no Google Classroom is beginning to grow and the school-less weeks ahead look very appealing (for the children!). It is certainly a time to relax and unwind but also to use the time to read...lots! 

Summer reading is vital for children to retain knowledge and skills learned from the school year as well as develop knowledge and build critical thinking skills for the next school year. Reading on a daily basis helps to maintain literacy skills learned during the year. Children who don’t read are at risk of forgetting these skills. I see reading like exercise. Reading regularly helps to strengthen these skills, keeping the brain in shape,  just like exercising helps to keep muscles in shape. If you stop exercising, you lose muscle, and if you don’t read, you lose those literacy skills. 

By making reading a priority over the summer, we can ensure the children do not develop ‘the summer slide’ - a phrase often used when children come back in September having ‘forgotten’ what they were taught the previous year! 

Reading over the summer is not a suggestion to keep children busy; it's a critical requirement to help children stay on track for their entire educational career and beyond.  Two well known authors, Anthony Horowitz and Cressida Cowell, who also see reading as the key to a whole new world of discovery have filmed a short message for the children at The Hampshire School Chelsea...have you read any of their books?

Katherine McDonald

Head of Academic

News

  • Reading, Reading, Reading!

    09 July 2020

    Reading, Reading, Reading!

    by our Head of Academic, Katherine McDonald.

  • The virtual school experience at the Hampshire School Chelsea

    09 July 2020

    The virtual school experience at the Hampshire School Chelsea

    Thank you to all parents who have kindly shared their views on the online learning experience for their child throughout this period. In partnership...

  • The Hampshire School Chelsea Present The Summer Art Exhibition

    09 July 2020

    The Hampshire School Chelsea Present The Summer Art Exhibition

    Every year we showcase our pupils' artwork in an end of year art exhibition. This year was no exception, in spite of the social distancing measu...

  • Year 8 pupils have their poems selected to play on BBC Radio Kent

    09 July 2020

    Year 8 pupils have their poems selected to play on BBC Radio Kent

    We are so proud of Maxi and Assem in Year 8, who's poems were selected to play on BBC Radio Kent as part of the BBC Upload programme with presen...

  • Parent Survey Results 2020

    17 June 2020

    Parent Survey Results 2020

    Many thanks to all parents who kindly took the time to share your views in our annual parent survey conducted last term. Feedback from parents on al...

  • Hampshire Chelsea pupils celebrate senior school offers

    17 June 2020

    Hampshire Chelsea pupils celebrate senior school offers

    The Hampshire School Chelsea celebrates an impressive success rate for transition to selective senior schools despite increasing competition for pla...

Click here to view our news archive
Two column layout

 

The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel: +44[0] 207 352 7077
Admissions: admissions@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk
Enquiries: info@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk