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We are open 8.45am to 3.00pm for students and staff to read, work and use the wealth of resources available to them.

 

You can borrow up to 3 items for 2 weeks providing resources are not needed elsewhere. This may be increased if you need something longer. Just call in to the centre and ask for it to be renewed.

 

Learning Resource Centre Charter

The aim of the Learning Resource Centre is to be an integral part of the schools teaching and learning, by supporting students as they learn new skills and encourage independent learning and a love of reading.

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Enjoy the Learning Resource Centre

Useful Links

 

Eclipse.net – Library catalogue page to search for items

AR BookFinder - Use this site to search your book title, to see if it has a quiz attached.

Flegg's Reading Blog

Flegg's Writing Blog

Public Library- norlink.norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

Events

World Book Day 7th March.  Competition and fun.  There were various competition for World Book Day.  Guess Dr Fox favourite book, which was The Book Thief.  Dress up your Potato as a book character.  And a Where’s Wally Treasure Hunt.  The children received a World Book Day Voucher to purchase a new book of their choice and the English Department looked great in their costumes too.

 

Author Visit

On 26th February we were lucky to have the author Alex Scarrow visit our school.  Alex Scarrow has written the series Time Riders.  There are currently seven books in the series with two more due to be published over the next two years.  Alex gave presentations to both year 7 and year 8 groups during the morning, talking about how he became an author and his idea for the Time Rider Series, signing books and taking questions.  Then in the afternoon he held a workshop for some of the children.  He talked them through starting stories, with What if ideas…The children had a great time and enjoyed having the experience of an author visiting.

 

Book Club

We hold a weekly meeting for book club, where the children chat about the book they are reading. Books they have read are Sophie McKenzie, Girl Missing. Heroes by Paul Dowswell. They are currently reading Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.

 

Paired Reading

Currently there is a small group of senior students who help some younger students with their reading.  Each Friday lunchtime they buddy themselves up and listen and encourage reading and book choices.

 

 

Pupil Library Assistants

The Learning Resource Centre is helped out at break and lunchtimes by a dedicated team of students. The pupil Library Assistants help with issuing and returning items, finding resources, shelving and stock maintenance.

 

Some stay for a long time others do it for a short time. Whatever they do in the future, the skills developed are invaluable for many other careers.

 

If you are interested in becoming a pupil library assistant what do you do?

As there is always more demand than places available, you need to fill in an application form and apply to join the team. If successful, you will spend a trial period with us to make sure it’s right for you! One lunchtime or break time is all we expect but if you wish to do more, that’s great.

 

If successful you will attend and have training and support. Achievements are rewarded with certificates and meeting are held regularly where you can arrange timetables

 

Reading Zone

There are various book awards that run through the year which are followed by different groups of children.

Winner, Best Story, Blue Peter Book Awards 2013

 

The brilliant Tom Gates is back in this, the fourth instalment of this award-winning series from Liz Pichon. In this volume of his hilarious diary, Tom documents the ups and downs of his daily life as he deals everything from Dad's embarrassing new fitness regime to the challenges of entering his band DOGZOMBIES into the school Talent Contest - and most horrifying of all, seeing weirdo big sister Delia without her sunglasses.

       Ask for help if you need it

       Put your bags on pegs provided when you enter

       Be sensible and responsible when using the Learning Resource Centre and avoid disturbing other people

       Have all books stamped out and returned on time so others may enjoy them

       Do not drink or eat in the LRC

       Book computers in advance with the LRC staff for homework

       Renew books if you need them longer

       Be friendly and polite

      Help you to find resources you require

       Make sure the Learning Resource Centre is open to use throughout the school day

      Provide areas to read and study

      Ensure a varied range of books that will support and interest readers while stretching and developing them

      Hold events and displays throughout the year

Winner, Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Dark Lord Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson

Redhouse Book Awards 2013 Winner

The Medusa Project: Hit Squad by Sophie McKenzie

The sixth and final book in the series about teenagers with psychic abilities. The Medusa Project team is due to be disbanded and the teenagers sent to separate locations. But Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan are determined to investigate claims that a drug with the same powers as the Medusa gene has been developed. A page-turning thriller.

 

Award-winning Sophie McKenzie seems to have a knack for knowing exactly how to write pitch-perfect pre-teen and teen novels. Yet again she’s created a gripping read for her thousands of fans.

 The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist announcement for Winner Wednesday June 19th

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury

A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle, Marion Lloyd Books

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books

In Darkness by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury

Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Bodley Head

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, David Fickling Books

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Electric Monkey

Brandford Boase Award Shortlist Winner Announced 11th July

After the Snow by S D Crockett

The Things We did for Love by Natasha Farrant

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan

A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour

Black Arts by Andrew Prentice & Jonathan Weil

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Sheldon

A World Between Us by Lydia Syson

Children's Laureate 2013

The role of Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children’s books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. She is the eighth author to be bestowed with the honour.

 

Malorie Blackman, the bestselling author of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Noughts & Crosses teen series, has been crowned the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2013-2015. Blackman takes over from outgoing Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

Malorie Blackman said of her appointment:

"I am honoured to have been chosen as the eighth Children's Laureate. A love of books has opened so many doors for me. Stories have inspired me and taught me to aspire. I've been a professional author for over 20 years, so I feel now is the time to give something back. I hope to instil in every child I meet my love and enthusiasm for reading and stories. And as I would never have become an author if it hadn't been for my local library as a child, I intend to continue Julia Donaldson's amazing, indefatigable work advocating for our nation's public library service."

 

As the Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2013-2015 Blackman will call on teachers and parents to spend at least ten minutes per day sharing a book with their pupils and children in an impassioned bid to get 'more children reading more'. Drawing on her years of experience talking to her teen readers, Blackman will be working to make reading 'irresistible' for teenagers, encouraging them to explore a range of literature genre and forms, from short stories to graphic novels. She will also be encouraging them to make their own creative responses to books, using a range of expressive mediums, to include music - Blackman was referenced in Tinie Tempah's song 'Written in the Stars' - art, film, drama, animation, poetry, and spoken word. Blackman, who started her working life as a computer programmer, is passionate about the role that technology plays in making literature come alive for a generation of digitally-aware young people.

 

A former script-writer for Byker Grove, Blackman is the author of over 60 books for children and teenagers, including the award-winning Hacker, Cloud-Busting, and Thief!. Her novel Pig-Heart Boy was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and was adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. She is celebrated for writing about a diverse range of characters, including those who are often marginalised in society, such as teenage fathers in her novel Boys Don't Cry. The multi-award-winning Noughts & Crosses was her first book in which the issues of race and ethnic identity were placed in the foreground, depicting a world in which black people, or 'Crosses', are the ruling elite and white people, or 'Noughts', are confined to minority status, denied legal rights and work in menial jobs. In 2008 she was honoured with an OBE for her services to children's literature.

 

The post was established in 1999 to celebrate exceptional children's authors and illustrators and to acknowledge their importance in creating the readers of tomorrow. Previous Laureates are: Quentin Blake (1999 - 2001), Anne Fine (2001-2003), Michael Morpurgo (2003-2005), Jacqueline Wilson (2005-2007), Michael Rosen (2007-2009), Anthony Browne (2009-2011) and Julia Donaldson (2011-2013).

 

Biography

Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers.

 

The novels in her Noughts & Crosses sequence have won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, and she has won many other awards for her books for the Random House list. Both Hacker and Thief! won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award - Malorie is the only author to have won this award twice - while Hacker also won the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award in 1994. Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-award-winning TV serial. Malorie has also written a number of titles for younger readers. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books.

 

In 2008, she was then honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature. She is the current Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2013-2015.