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26/06/17

On Wednesday, members of The Student Council went to Rosebery School and exchanged ideas with their Student Voice... https://t.co/9P2CVYHSRs

22/06/17

Don't forget the Tattenham Corner summer fair. 1st July. https://t.co/Abm6t6BUG3

22/06/17

Year 9 Geographers could not think of any better way to spend the hottest day of the year.....on the Folkestone... https://t.co/0Rrh19egqX

22/06/17

Congratulations to the year 7 and 8 cricket teams for beating Cheam High School with both teams winning convincingly.

21/06/17

The CILIP Carnegie 2017 winner was announced on Monday. The Beaconeiges met in the LRC at 12 p.m and watched the... https://t.co/Wfwzu9WbpN

19/06/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – Prime Minister Year 8 – Sports Week Year 9 – Sports Week – Healthy... https://t.co/KMUzgwCXmW

16/06/17

The winning book of the Carnegie Medal 2017 will be announced on Monday where a celebration party will be held in... https://t.co/Abb3XMwKCp

14/06/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/2QXVMWifav

14/06/17

This week’s numeracy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/U2pDoFPO90

13/06/17

In the Beaconegies meeting today the students were making their own book trailer for their favorite Carnegie... https://t.co/DZxWeY0T24

12/06/17

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

Vanessa Murphy continues the 30:30:30 campaign at today - Thank you Vanessa!

12/06/17

This week's active tutorials are. Year 7 – National Sports Week Year 8 – Healthy Lifestyle Year 9 – Social Media... https://t.co/RKeprSw90c

08/06/17

The Beacon School’s Mock Election 2017 On the day of the General Election, volunteers from the Student Council... https://t.co/ZkAq07OOns

08/06/17

249 students from Years 10 and 11 have now been to see Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe – that’s 22% of... https://t.co/3AjnOb1bCp

08/06/17

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Open Casting Call for Lead Speaking Roles https://t.co/r6IO4UtumC via

08/06/17

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Epsom runs from the Beacon School Wednesday's 5-8pm. Now enrolling for Sept term. https://t.co/MpV1yFcXKe

07/06/17

This week’s literacy question. The correct answer on Friday. https://t.co/T4a1XNrEaw

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