Library & Accelerated Reader

We believe that every student is entitled to effective School Library provision, promoting high-quality reading and learning opportunities for all

Our Library is a busy and popular area within the school. Situated in a Tetradecagon in the grounds of the school providing the perfect place to capture the ideas as well as engage and excite our readers and would be innovators of the future. The shelves are bursting with new and relevant resources which are regularly updated.

The Library is staffed from 8:00 am until 4.30 Monday to Thursday, and 4.00 PM on Fridays, and is open to students at break and lunchtimes. Everyone is welcome to come and play a board game, catch up on their homework or maybe just sit and read on the ‘Chill Out Zone’ beanbags and sofas, or the comfortable quiet reading area.

Our Library is a wonderful vibrant area of the school which is used by staff and students alike with books and other resources to enhance personal learning and support for a wide range of lessons for all key stages.


Books and More!

Fiction– Story books by all your favourite authors, and new releases!

Non–Fiction– Factual books full of information on all subjects.

Reference– These books include dictionaries encyclopedias and atlases. These books are for use within the Library and cannot be loaned.



Competitions

We like to challenge our readers with lots of competitions throughout the school year, visit the Library for more details.


Year 7 and 8 Book Club

Come along and sit and listen to our story every Friday at lunchtime, our Club members can eat their lunch while they listen.

Currently reading Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling


Student Librarians

There are three Student Librarians who are always on hand to help find books, help with homework, or just chat if you want someone to talk to.

 Looking for new recruits in the summer term, watch out for posters.


Accelerated Reader 

Checking if a book is on AR

If the Students have books they would like to read they can easily check them to see if they have an accelerated quiz via the www.arbookfind.co.uk and it will list the quiz number for them if there is one.

Accelerated Reader Quizzing

To login and take a quiz at home, please use this link:

https://ukhosted5.renlearn.co.uk/1963148/

Your user name and password for Accelerated Reader is the same one you use in school.

Parents of students in years 7 and 8 are actively encouraged to register with Accelerated Reader.

What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. With Accelerated Reader, teachers can create a reading programme to meet the needs of every student. Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents, carers and students to log in to a website and view the student’s practice and progress towards targets.

Students have reading time scheduled into their English lessons and library lessons, where they have the opportunity to read their Accelerated Reader books. Once they have finished reading a book, they are able to do a 10 multiple choice question quiz, which tells us how well they understood and enjoyed the book. The quiz results help them score points that go towards their reading target for that term, and earn them achievement points!

How can I access this site?

If you would like to see your child’s progression within the programme please go to https://ukhosted5.renlearn.co.uk/1963148/homeconnect/
and login using the same username and password as your child. This is commonly their school username with a password of their initials.