Our school is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure. There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading tests than those who never do. We want to encourage children to enjoy reading and to read a wide range of good quality literature.
Encouraging the Love of Reading
The school has made a significant investment to our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue for KS2 which compliments the Accelerated Reader system already in place. Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading, will help to support our commitment to improving literacy standards at Windhill21.
Please see below for details of all the ways you can interact with these systems:
Junior Librarian allows you to view which books we have in our whole library. You can write reviews, see what is new , see what is popular, view your child's current loans and recommendations are given (who next?). This is also available as an app called (iMLS). Click on the logo to be taken to their site.
With Accelerated Reader Home Connect you can see how well your child is reading, what they are reading and how well they are progressing towards targets set. Click the logo below to be taken to their site.
AR BookFinder lets you view the books that are in our Accelerated Reader Library. Through the advanced search option you can find books at the stage your child is working at to buy yourselves if we don't have them. Click the logo to be taken to their site.
Children can take quizzes at home by going to the schools AR page and selecting Student and using their school login and passwords. Click the logo to be taken to the site.
For instructions click here.
The school BookFinder login code is: DS983027