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01/12/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/Xop2oHtJWN

30/11/20

Word of the week. https://t.co/4HF12O3lH6

27/11/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/OWNz6A1s2G

26/11/20

In advance of examinations. I have the pleasure of teaching both these year groups and have been very impressed with the creativity and effort shown by our students in preparing revision materials. Early indications suggest that the students have made an excellent start to Year 8 https://t.co/TvzHAubR92

26/11/20

Congratulations to all Year 10 GCSE dancers who successfully completed their GCSE practical exam this week. All students performed exceptionally and were impeccable on the exam day. We’re really proud of your hard work- well done! Dance Department https://t.co/XNtfB6WNeP

23/11/20

Current house points totals. https://t.co/V5ZBYO1Qpd

23/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/i4CVaGukK3

20/11/20

we are hoping the Beacon will be installed outside school as a celebration of our school and the BFA to shine a light on future events and occasions. https://t.co/Idt7pk2OpP

20/11/20

The DT department have been working in close collaboration with the BFA and sixth form students, Rae, James and Charlotte, turning their design calculations into an actual design and finally being able to fabricate the Beacon basket which will be lit up on special occasions,

20/11/20

This week's newsletter. https://t.co/RTEXaW5OT2

13/11/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/HE9PkuArgC

09/11/20

Current House Points Totals https://t.co/15iBawDWo6

09/11/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/HrVULcRTJ1

07/11/20

Retweeted From Banstead Rotary

Please see & RT Christmas Appeal! All required by 11 December in date & alcohol free https://t.co/JGCs9QdMQp

07/11/20

Retweeted From The Beacon Friends' Association

This year’s donations for our BFA Christmas Raffle can be sent into school with your child during the week of 16th November to 20th November. All the details below. Your donations are always wonderful and we couldn’t run our raffles without them. Thank you https://t.co/94SzY87ewk

07/11/20

This week’s news letter https://t.co/Banmz1CxR2

19/10/20

Word of the Week https://t.co/cRr1HGo9LL

16/10/20

This weeks newsletter. https://t.co/nBPke07bhr

Learning Resource Centre #Imagination Station

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) #Imagination Station 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 Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm,  All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour most days 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 and periodicals.  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 lesson students are shown how to use the library, learn about book stock in the library, take part in shared reading and have an opportunity to read and review their chosen books.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club,tournaments, 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.

Careers Hub

The Careers Hub is located in the middle of the LRC.  Students can access careers advice and information and make an appointment to discuss options with Mrs Cox who is also the Careers Co-ordinator.

 

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