Reading and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
The LRC offers pupils a relaxed environment for reading and has 20 computers for pupils to complete homework during breaktimes and lunchtimes. Homework Club takes place in the LRC on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes.
All classes visit the LRC with their teachers for 30 minutes reading each week. All pupils from KS2 and the lower band in KS3 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 at: https://Ukhosted16.renlearn.co.uk/1896896/HomeConnect 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.
Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 can attend a book club run by the Head of KS2 with support from the Librarian. The club discusses books shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards and other great books!
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.
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.