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No Pens Day Wednesday

By Miss Ravenscroft

No Pens Day Wednesday

Dear Parent/Carer,

St John Fisher Catholic College has signed up to an exciting one day event, which schools across the country are getting involved in, called No Pens Day Wednesday on 25th November 2020.

What is No Pens Day Wednesday?

The aim of the day is to encourage spoken language and listening skills and raise awareness of their importance in education and beyond.
For one day, learners in Years 7-10 and Year 12 in the school will put down their pens and all lessons and activities will have a focus on spoken language skills rather than writing skills.

Why are we taking part?

Reading and writing are very important and valuable skills but people are often not aware of how important spoken language and listening skills are too. Schools that include spoken language in a planned and structured way for learners in their lessons see improvement in their classroom involvement. Ofsted inspectors are noticing more and more that spoken language and listening is an important part of good teaching.

How will your child benefit?

No Pens Day Wednesday gives your child a chance to practice their spoken skills for a whole school day. The day will allow all pupils in your child’s class to become involved in a whole school event, and to contribute to class activities, getting a chance to talk. St John Fisher pupils will be able to use what they have learnt from this day throughout the school year.

If you want to know more about this day, do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely
Miss S Ravenscroft
Associate Assistant Head