The Library & Learning Resource Centre is a quiet place where pupils can read, research and study. It is open and staffed from 8 a.m. before school, in break and lunch times, and after school until 5 p.m. every weekday. Use of the Library is incorporated into English lessons, and books and online resources are available to supplement the curriculum. We have 5 computers connected to the internet and an ever-expanding collection of books- junior and senior contemporary and classic fiction, picture books, reference and non-fiction.
The Library also has a webpage, where pupils can submit book reviews, access reading lists and browse online subject links. Click on the screenshot below to enter:
All the books in the Library, except for reference works, are available for borrowing. Pupils may borrow one book at a time, and all loans are for a period of two weeks, after which they may be renewed on request. Books on loan to someone else may also be reserved. During the holidays up to three books may be borrowed, except over the summer when our annual stock-take is carried out. The school librarian is available to help pupils find and choose books in the library, and to take pupils' suggestions for new purchases.
Word of the Day - a new word is displayed every day in the Library and on the Library Webpage. Pupils are encouraged to look up the word in the dictionary and incorporate it into their writing.
Buddy Reading - Seniors are paired with selected Junior pupils to support and encourage their reading in regular sessions.
EventsWorld Book Day - New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee visited and gave a lively and inspiring presentation to all pupils. Years 3 and 4 were taken to visit and join Twickenham Library. A ‘design your own graphic novel’ competiton was held and we ran a Book Fair where the pupils could purchase new books.
Banned Books Week - During English periods in the Library, pupils learnt about books that had been banned around the world and why, and discussed their own views of censorship.
Book Week - An annual event to celebrate books and reading. This year we had competitions to create a book cover, a poetry competition and a book quiz. Pupils also dressed as their favourite literary character and a visiting poet gave workshops to all classes. During our daily storytime, different members of staff read a chapter of a book aloud in the Library.
Year 9 applications are currently being considered for entry in September. Occasional places in other year groups may also become available and prospective parents are encouraged to contact the school. For full information regarding admissions please click here.
Radnor House Calendar
Friday 24th May
Y7 and 8 written reports posted home including effort numbers and levels
Y9 and 10 grades and effort numbers posted home
Passport targets for all year groups posted home
All data can be viewed on the Parent Portal
Friday 24th May
Y10 Summer Exam Week
Monday 27th May
Half term begins
Tuesday 28th May
Bookings open for Y10 Parents' Evening - schoolbookings.net
Friday 31st May
Half term ends
For full details of the events listed above and to see the Annual Calendar via the Parent Portal please click here.
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