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Literacy Golden Thread

Reading

At Longfield we try to foster a love of reading by offering a diverse range of texts to suit all interests and abilities. Mrs. Martin, our librarian, opens the library from 8.15 to 4pm for pupils to read, complete homework and attend clubs. We also have volunteer pupil librarians who assist during break and lunchtimes. There are book clubs for each year group and a poetry club. We also offer literacy support at all times for all pupils.

Here you can find all the resources you need to access books and Accelerated Reader information.

Mobile Library

https://padlet.com/kathemartin1/mi6tui7cy5p7

Accelerated Reader

Reading is an essential part of the Literacy Golden Thread and, at Longfield, we want all our pupils to be confident readers and to enjoy reading. That is why all pupils in years 7,8 and 9 have an Accelerated Reader lesson every fortnight and all pupils across the school can access Accelerated Reader during We are Longfield daily time. We use the Star Reading test to determine each pupil’s reading age and book level in Key Stage 3. Every pupil will have a reading target set. We monitor this to make sure it is achievable for each child.

Use this link to take a quiz on your book https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/1893996

Once you have logged in, click the ‘progress’ tab to find your target. This will also tell you how close you are to achieving your target. Click on ‘bookshelf’ to see the titles you have previously read.

Parents/Carers can find a guide to how the quizzes work here http://www.renlearn.co.uk/parent-resources/

Parents/Carers can track their child’s progress https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/1893996/homeconnect using their child’s log in details.

To find a book on your level go to www.arbookfind.co.uk

‘AccessIT’

https://uk.accessit.online/lng05/#!dashboard

‘Accessit’ is our library catalogue where you can search for books and resources. You can search for, borrow, renew and reserve books, create reading lists, write reviews and look for recommendations.

‘Accessit’ is available from your internet browser so you can log in wherever you are, using your school login details.

The library offers lists of recommended reading by year group. Click here to find the list for your year group.

https://uk.accessit.online/lng05/?serviceId=ExternalEvent&rlSn=7&rlKey=1981930388 for recommended books for y7

https://uk.accessit.online/lng05/?serviceId=ExternalEvent&rlSn=8&rlKey=1613158707 for recommended reading y8

https://uk.accessit.online/lng05/?serviceId=ExternalEvent&rlSn=9&rlKey=493924380 recommended reading y9

https://uk.accessit.online/lng05/?serviceId=ExternalEvent&rlSn=10&rlKey=182800794 for recommended reading y10/11

If you are looking for something new to read but not sure what, have a look here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUIqlJM0aieXdq-LxKDvWA

For book and reading activities while school is closed, have a look at our mobile library

https://padlet.com/kathemartin1/mi6tui7cy5p7

Millionaire Corner

Star Reader of the Week

Pupil Librarians

 

Word of the Week

All year groups will be introduced to a new level 2 word every week across the school. These words ae always the first words on the spellings list for that week.

The word will be introduced by the form tutor during ‘We are Longfield Daily’ time and pupils will complete a template like the one below:

Pupils will receive green clicks if a teacher hears them using this word correctly.

All departments will introduce new subject vocabulary to their pupils using the same template.

Pupils will receive green clicks if a teacher hears them using this word correctly.

All departments will introduce new subject vocabulary to their pupils using the same template.

Click HERE for the full list of spellings for the year

Just as last year, all year groups will complete a weekly spelling test on 10 words. All of the words are printed in your planner and if you click the link you can access them here as well.

The first word on the spelling test will always be the Word of the Week. Pupils who struggle with spellings will be given lots of support and will only need to take a test on the first 5 spellings on the list.

At the end of each half term there will be a test on 20 of the words that have been studied during that period. The results of these tests will be reported home to parents.

There are lots of rewards available for spellings, including green clicks awarded every week, a half-term competition for each year group to win shopping vouchers and a tutor group competition in each year group every week.

At least one piece of work in every subject will be marked in detail for SPAG and pupils will be expected to make the changes needed in purple pen. We will continue to use the established school codes for this: