learning resource centre
Maghull High School Learning Resource Centre and Library
About the Library
Our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) & Library is open before tutor each morning, break, lunch and after school for pupils and staff:-
• Open every break time 11.15 am to 11.35 am.
• Open every lunchtime 12.35 pm to 1.20 pm.
• Open every day After School unsupervised.
Parents and Pupils can view Maghull High School Library News on the School VLE (Firefly) with all forthcoming events and a link to Accelerated Reading Programme with helpful links.
• Pupils can print out (black and white) free of charge homework or access work.
• I-Pads are available for checking firefly, homework and Maths/Science programs.
• New library facility with Renaissance Accelerated Reading Scheme books for all Year 7 and 8. Class and higher level for older readers. We now Star test all Years from 7 through to Year 11 on the reading scheme for reading ages, intervention and access arrangements for exams (Year 10 and 11).
• Current Year 7 and 8 pupils have all been enrolled on the Accelerated Reading Programme. See information documents for parents and link to Accelerated Reader https://ukhosted16.renlearn.co.uk/1893720/
• Home Connect Letters will go out to all Year 7, 8 9 parents shortly. This includes information on how parents can log into the site and view all the books their child has read and look at their results. Also, a diagnostic report to show how parents can help and promote reading at home see link to “Guide to Help Parents Understand Accelerated Reader”. Parents can log onto Renaissance and view the Parent/Student Help Resource page
• Paired Reading Intervention with Sixth Form pupils. A number of Year 7, 8 & 9 pupils will be assisted by the Sixth Form paired readers to encourage and help support them with reading in school. This has proved really worthwhile and we are getting fabulous results. Students will be assessed and those identified as needing additional intervention will be paired up with a Sixth Form reader and/or staff member to support their reading growth at tutor time each week in the Library. Letters will be sent home to advise parents/guardians if their son/daughter has been enrolled on this scheme.
• School Expectations – All pupils will be expected to be Reading at home and pupils should ensure that they have current reading material from the Library for reading lessons (year 7 and 8). Years 9 to 11 will also do reading in tutor and English as well as class reads. Copy link for Parental Information on the scheme for more help on how to support your child’s learning:
• Incentives to Read. The LRC run Team Challenge for AR reader. We have Tutor of the Month table for the most words read each month for Year’s 7 and 8. This gets very competitive between tutor groups and students. The league table can be seen in the Library. Positive points will be awarded to those students who have read and quizzed on the most books and past those quizzes.
• Maghull High School use the Eclipse library system. Pupils can check books out and read at home for 4 weeks before having to renew or replace the book. The programme has the capability for pupils to log into via their area to reserve books, write reviews and recommend good books to read. At the click of a button, all staff and students can gain access to a personalised online learning resource, tailored to their individual research and reading preferences wherever and whenever they want. The approved multimedia content is easily accessible from any browser-based location! See link below https://u007756.microlibrarian.net
• Revision guide section of classic books for upper years such as Animal Farm, Of Mice and Men, An Inspector Calls, Blood Brothers and many more.
• Thousands of best-selling books and graphic novels for all years to loan or pre-order.
• All Years can loan books (28 days) at no cost to pupils. However small fees may be necessary if “Overdue Notices” are ignored and books lost of not returned.
• School Scholastic Book Fair each November in school which gives pupils the chance to help run the book fair as an enterprise scheme and promotes reading for pleasure with great buys at the book fair.
• Donate a Book Scheme runs each January/February. This has proved a huge success and thanks to all those pupils and staff that kindly donated books!
• Magazine and game areas for pupils to use in the quiet seating areas in the library also. We also have some craft events on at different times of the year.
• Book Buzz. This is a new scheme whereby the pupils have been given a FREE book of their choice to read in class and then follow up with a book review and questionnaire. Again promoting reading for pleasure across the curriculum.
• Author Events – Book signing events recently we have had a Charlie Higson event trips to the Atkinson at Southport. These are a great opportunity for the pupils to meet and greet authors, ask questions and purchased signed books from the author. Sometimes coincide with World Book Day.
• C2C Book Leaflets termly. We run a book club whereby all pupils can see and purchase the latest books at “discounted” prices. Please order through Mrs Christian in the Library. Click the link below: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/bookclubs
• We have had large number of pupils using the facilities each day and it is a well-used resource, however, some rules have had to be made to protect the equipment and we would kindly remind everyone using these as follows:-
1) NO Food or Drink to be consumed in the LRC at breaks and lunches (have your food in the canteen beforehand).
2) All books loaned to be returned by the specific date (otherwise small fines will be incurred if “overdue notice ignored”).
3) All areas and staff to be respected and any broken equipment to be reported immediately to Mrs Christian (LRC supervisor).
See useful reading links www.worldbookday.com
Free reading resources on-line at www.myon.read.co.uk
Free access to Renaissance myON digital reading resources is now available to keep your family reading! … Students who are not already reading with their own personalised accounts to the myON literacy environment are welcome to log in through a single, shared account, to access this collection of curated resources.
Listening Books www.listening-books.org.uk
What is Downloadable?
Downloadable is Listening Books’ audiobook download service which is available to all members. Our members can choose from thousands of audiobooks to download to PCs, iPods or a large selection of portable devices.
This means that members can listen to audiobooks on the go! Hundreds of the audiobooks we offer are also Mac compatible.
Leisure and non-fiction titles are available for both adults and children and members can download at least 2 different audiobooks at any one time, and choose their own lending period.
With our online service, there is no need to worry about breakage, loss or waiting for delivery of titles as audiobooks are automatically returned. It’s easy to use and full instructions are included in members’ welcome packs. Our friendly library team are on hand should you require any assistance.
Local Library Reading Group.
Maghull Starbooks: a reading group for young people aged 10-13, everyone is welcome. Members will be challenged to read a wide variety of books and look at other aspects of publishing: newspapers, magazines, book jacket design, reviews, book & author websites. This group meets at Maghull Library once a month. New members are always welcome. Click on link below to find out more about local facilities at the Meadows:-
Telephone-0151 288 6727