Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
WELCOME TO THE LRC!
If you ... Love Reading ... Come and visit the LRC
NOW WE ARE BACK AT SCHOOL,
PLEASE RETURN YOUR BOOKS
TO THE BOX IN THE STUDENT RECEPTION OR TO THE LRC.
MRS KELLY, LRC.
LRC Opening Times
The LRC is usually open 8-4 Monday to Thursday and 8-3.45 on Fridays.
Mrs Kelly - LRC Manager
WOOD STREET and WALTHAMSTOW LIBRARIES ARE
OFFERING A ‘CLICK and COLLECT SERVICE!
LRC - Recycle Books
Reserving a book in the LRC.
If you need any books you can ask for a book through the online LRC via this link.
Then type your Username and password (sent to you by e-mail or in your student planner)
e.g. Username: 999999 and Password: 999999 (they are always the same number), School: select "Walthamstow School for Girls" from the drop down menu.
You can then search for books, click on the title and Reserve.
If the book is in the LRC it will be delivered to your classroom. You may have to wait longer if the book is on loan to another student.
Please contact me if you have problems with this system,
Benefits of Reading
Benefit of reading - Stress Reduction
Everyday concerns will keep bothering you unless you do something to divert your mind. Reading gives you that mental space to occupy yourself with something more interesting.
Benefit of reading - Knowledge
The knowledge you gain from reading books, is that it can never be taken away from you. Unlike worldly possessions, your knowledge will stay with you till the end of time.
Benefit of reading - Vocabulary Expansion and Writing Skills
Reading any type of book can improve your vocabulary and writing skills to an impressive extent. Better vocabulary knowledge also helps your self-confidence when expressing yourself.
Benefit of reading - Improves Your Memory
Daily reading gives allows you to retain information, and with every new memory, your brain creates new brain pathways or synapses. It strengthens your existing memory, helps to recall short-term memory, and stabilizes mood.
Benefit of reading - Improves Focus and Concentration
Reading for about 20 to 30 minutes can help you with better focus and concentration.
How to choose, reserve, borrow & return books ...
The library books are still available for you to borrow and read! We have a wonderful selection which will open new ideas, worlds and understanding to you!
This is how to choose, reserve, borrow and return your books:
To access our library system, at home or at school, you will have to login to this website.
Login to Reading Cloud is on the right-hand side of the screen.
Type your Login User Name and Password e.g. 9999.
School - type WAL and scroll down the list and select our school.
You can then look for, review or reserve books.
If find an e-book, you can also borrow one online.
There are lots of features on this website, including Featured Authors, book lists linked to Accelerated Reader levels and book recommendations.
Reserve books will be delivered to your classroom and you can return books in the book box in the student reception. So, feel free to explore and discover our world of books.
Read, learn and enjoy!
The LRC is a quiet, supportive space for students to read,
research and complete their work.
As well as books, there are computers, a printer and
photocopier for students to use.
The LRC is open before and after school and during break and lunchtime.
We have regular events and activities during lunchtime and after school.
The LRC Manager Ms Kelly is here to help and support you.
Accelerated Reader Update 5 May 2020
At Walthamstow School for Girls we place great importance on developing reading and understanding skills, which ultimately impacts immensely across the whole curriculum and benefits students as they progress towards their GCSEs.
Renaissance Learning (responsible for our Accelerated Reading lessons) recently provided students with access to numerous online books from a huge variety of genres through their myON service. We cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining regular reading, and then quizzing on the books read to indicate understanding of the content.
We would like to encourage our students to continue with their Accelerated Reader (AR) lessons - reading and quizzing as often as possible. AR lessons in school are only a small part of the need for reading, as it is recommended that all students read for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Reading should be both pleasurable and a way of extending learning. In addition, this can be a fun activity for all the family - read, discuss and challenge one another in a variety of ways: understanding, changing characters, guess endings, change endings - the ideas are plentiful
Here are the links to both websites:
If there are any problems, please contact the info@ email and ask for your concern to be forwarded to Mrs Kelly