HLTA with responsibility for the LRC: Mrs S. Jessop
C. S. Lewis
We read to know we are not alone
|1||The Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins|
|2||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Jeff Kinney|
|3||My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece||Annabel Pitcher|
|4||Wonder||R J Palacio|
|5||The Fault in Our Stars||John Green|
|6||Ketchup Clouds||Annabel Pitcher|
|8||Dork Diaries Series||Rachel Renee Russell|
|10||The Story of Tracey Beaker||Jacqueline Wilson|
|11||The Murder Notebooks||Anne Cassidy|
|12||My Sister Jodie||Jacqueline Wilson|
|13||Girl, Missing||Sophie McKenzie|
|14||Horowitz Horror Series||Anthony Horowitz|
|15||Gangsta Granny||David Walliams|
|1||The Hunger Games Series||Suzanne Collins|
|2||Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series||Jeff Kinney|
|3||Cherub Series||Robert Muchamore|
|4||Guinness Book of Records|
|5||Gangsta Granny||David Walliams|
|6||Horowitz Horror Series||Anthony Horowitz|
|7||Lord of the Rings Series||J R R Tolkien|
|8||Demon Dentist||David Walliams|
|9||The Enemy Series||Charlie Higson|
|10||The Spooks Series||Joseph Delaney|
|11||Skullduggery Pleasant||Derek Landy|
|12||Heroes of Olympus Series||Rick Riordan|
|13||Stormbreaker Series||Anthony Horowitz|
|14||Harry Potter Series||J K Rowling|
The Learning Resource Centre at Scissett Middle School is a busy, vibrant and exciting environment which offers a wide range of resources to promote reading, facilitate research and arouse curiosity.
Books still constitute the main resource and to date, the centre has approximately 5,000 titles which are divided into 3 categories: fiction, non-fiction and reference. In addition, the centre receives daily copies of The Huddersfield Examiner and First News is delivered on a weekly basis. We also subscribe to a wide range of educational magazines.
In an increasingly technological age, we recognise the need to embrace advances in this field and so pupils have access to an ever-growing number of computers, audio books and Kindles.
During the course of a week, every pupil has one lesson in the LRC. During this time, they learn how to use the facility, engage in a reading activity and have the opportunity to choose and change books. In order to promote reading, the LRC Manager, Mrs Dyson, and the Key Stage 3 Leader of English, Miss Ryan, work closely to plan a diverse range of literary events.
If you are a keen reader, why not try Simon Mayo’s new novel for young adults. (13+) Ant and her brother, Mattie are locked up in Spike, a new family prison. Society demands they do time for the unpunished heritage crimes of their parents. Tension is simmering inside the jail. When the tension breaks and a riot begins, Ant realizes they’ve got one chance to break out. it’s time for Ant to show the world that they’re NOT TO BLAME.
Imagine this scenario: A writers’ conference is being held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. Fire breaks out and you must decide who should be saved first.
Pupils in a Year 7 English class are currently considering this question and in groups of three, using the medium of Drama, they are busily devising presentations to argue their point.
Are you imaginative? Do you have a story to tell? Are you looking for a challenge? If so, put pen to paper and enter Radio 2’s 500 Words Competition. Log onto the website to read last year’s winning stories. The deadline is 23 February.
The Great Harry Potter Quiz
On Wednesday 1 November, twelve teams, with aptly chosen names and attired in themed clothing, participated in the Great Harry Potter Quiz. Excitement and apprehension filled the air as the teams pitted their wits against each other. In between rounds, a spot question flashed up on the screen and the first individual to jump to their feet won a prize. Mrs Francis, came out of retirement for the afternoon in order to mark the answers and announce the results. She had a difficult job on her hands as this was a tightly fought contest. However, having checked and rechecked the scores she declared a tie for second place between ‘The Death Eaters’ and’ Order Of The Phoenix’. Just nudging ahead by one mark, ‘The Horcrux’ claimed first prize with Jessica, Alfie. Bethan and Erin scooping some Harry Potter merchandise.
Deep in thought!
Just before Valentine’s Day, the boys in two Year 8 classes used their language skills and their charm to promote a book of their choice to the girls in the class. With marking papers to hand, the girls assessed their performance and by the end of the lesson, the scores were tallied and prizes were awarded. With the library decorated with red roses, Shakespearean quotations and love hearts, a fun filled lesson was enjoyed by all.