Reading and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
All classes visit the LRC with their teachers for 30 minutes reading each week. All pupils follow the prestigious Renaissance Reading Scheme. Pupils are also able to choose books, complete research projects and access help for homework during breaks and lunchtimes.
Renaissance Learning – Home Connect
Parents / carers are able to log in to Renaissance Learning Home Connect using the same username and password which their child uses to access Renaissance Learning. From here parents / carers can view the results of their child’s book quizzing and setup an email to receive their child’s quiz results.
The Reading Cloud
The Reading Cloud is an online version of our school library catalogue, it also contains curriculum based web links and some e-books. This system allows pupils to view our school library catalogue online within school or from home. Pupils are encouraged to use this to find resources, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources. The system also links into our Accelerated Reader system and enables pupils to find books at their book level. Pupils can access the system directly by clicking here.
Reading around the Curriculum
Please click the following subject headings to find books on your chosen area.
The Rib Valley Book Awards
Keen readers in Year 8 can take part in the Rib Valley Book Awards. Pupils read four novels and then attend meetings to discuss the books, meet one of the authors from the shortlisted books and finally vote for their favourite. This is run by the Head of English with support from the Librarian. Click here for further information on these awards.
Finding your next book
The Librarian and teachers are here to help pupils find their next book. Pupils can get further help on what to read next by clicking on ‘Suggested Reading’ on the homepage of the Reading Cloud and by looking at the following websites.