LRC and Reading
Fisher More RC High School have received funding for the development of a new, hi-tech Learning Resource Centre. Work is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed by Easter. We are all very excited about this fantastic resource and the opportunities it will offer our pupils.
Our new Learning Resource Centre offers a welcoming environment for studying and reading.
Pupils are able to use the LRC during break times within school. They will also visit in lesson time to carry out research tasks and follow our Accelerated Reader programme (see tab).
We have a growing variety of resources available for our pupils:
Reading for Pleasure
All our pupils are encouraged to read regularly for pleasure. This is supported by the use of the Accelerated Reader Programme and the DEAR sessions in school. Mrs Bowdin is on hand to help pupils select books that will interest and inspire them.
Pupils can choose from a large range of fiction, non-fiction, biography and graphic novels. The majority of books have Accelerated Reader book levels for guidance on the reading level.
Pupils are free to select any book from the library, providing that it is appropriately challenging in its nature. All library books are banded with a different coloured label to indicate their level of difficulty; however, there is some flexibility allowed in the choice of books. Pupils are also able to read a book from home, but this must be part of the Accelerated Reader programme, so that quizzes can be taken, points accrued and your child’s progress monitored. You can check this online for yourself at www.arbookfind.co.uk, or ask your child to check with the LRC manager.
Reading for Research
Our non-fiction collection aims to support pupils in studying for the curriculum and explore their hobbies and areas of interest. As well as a wide selection of non-fiction books the LRC has revision guides for all subjects accessible to all KS4 pupils to aid in their GCSE preparation.
Planning for the Future
There is a comprehensive careers library that will inform our pupils’ decision-making as they prepare to progress from Fisher More. The information available will vary from choosing, A-Levels, college or university, to practical advice on choosing a career, preparing for work, apprenticeship opportunities, gap years and more.
If you have any queries please contact Mrs Bowdin, our Learning Resources Manager, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org