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20/10/17

With wonderful warm weather predicted for half term, why not take advantage and have your family photo shoot out... https://t.co/69aLTmqXA0

19/10/17

Learning how to measure distance on a map in Year 7 Geography https://t.co/elWI4WA3kb

19/10/17

Learning how to measure distance on a map in Year 7 Geography.

19/10/17

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30 primary school science leads for the first GLF primary Science conference!

18/10/17

Well done Year 9 GCSE Dance students who toured their local primary schools. Thank you to and https://t.co/O4KEzgEQXU

17/10/17

Year 7 Football. The first league encounter was an away fixture against Oakwood. Both teams started well,... https://t.co/mq8CKMDbM7

17/10/17

Year 11 match tonight. League match Beacon 3- Warwick 1 Man of the match- Harrison Bethell

16/10/17

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16/10/17

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15/10/17

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14/10/17

The Beacon Schools latest newsletter https://t.co/kl4VFm4gB7 https://t.co/5AvqjDNAH4

13/10/17

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13/10/17

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12/10/17

Current house points totals https://t.co/3rPaHzGW7e

12/10/17

Year 11 Netball team who won all 5 of their games at the District Netball tournament at RAAS to be crowned the shield winners. https://t.co/9RakrdyKII

12/10/17

Some fantastic revision on atmospheric circulation with the Year 11 Geography EGGS https://t.co/O5TUv4b3GU

12/10/17

Year 8 Football. Another day and another WIN for The Beacon. On a wet, miserable, Wednesday afternoon the year... https://t.co/zK8AixDgqQ

11/10/17

Year 9 Football. The boys lined up for a really important game tonight (11/10/17) as it was a league and... https://t.co/sE3JK7jM3z

Learning Resource Centre

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located on the ground floor of the Ashcroft building.  It provides a bright and spacious welcoming environment for individual study, class activities and leisure reading.

The aim of the LRC is to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Hours

The library is open Monday to Thursday 8.15 – 4p.m and on Fridays 8.15p.m to 3p.m. All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour each day and students may use books and computers with a member of staff on hand to help.

Resources

There are over 18,000 books, incorporating both fiction and non-fiction and a selection of daily newspapers. Stock is replenished at regular intervals with current titles always in abundance. Students are given login details when they join the school which enables them to manage their own account and write book reviews. Oliver is the Library Management System which students can use to search for resources and books that they may need.  Oliver also holds a large database of reliable web links and other online resources to help students with their homework or information needs.

Twenty seven computers with Microsoft Office applications with access to the internet and library printer are available during break and lunchtimes. 

Library Lessons

All students in Year 7 are timetabled for a library lesson for an hour a fortnight.  During this time students learn how to use the library in an effective way and follow a programme called Accelerated Reader.  This programme is used nationally and encourages reading for pleasure as well as helping to improve students reading and comprehension abilities. Students are given a short computer-based vocabulary test at the start of every term which helps them match their choice of book to their reading ability.  When students have finished their book they take a short quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what has been read.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club, book trailer showings, board games, bookmark making and book quizzes. Many in-school competitions and reading challenges run throughout the school year and we are proud that our students have gained significant recognition through national competitions.

Please see Ms Connor for further information.

Useful Websites

The CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Awards

Love reading for kids

What should I read next

Booktrust Bookfinder

Reading Zone

Project Gutenberg

World Book day: Book Trailers