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Lealands High School

Lealands High School

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Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) houses our school library with approximately 9,000 books. It also has local/daily newspapers, a selection of magazines and notebooks computers wirelessly linked to the main school network available to use.  Chess sets are also available for students to play at break and lunchtime.

Additionally, the LRC contains our careers resources and information.  Teaching and learning resources are also available for teaching staff.

There is an extended learning club after school in the LRC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.00pm - 4.00pm - supported by the student support team.

All students enrolling at Lealands automatically become members of the LRC.  Students initially can take our three library books for three weeks. If books are lost or damaged a replacement cost will be issued.

All Year 7s have an induction into how the LRC works during their first few weeks at school.

During the school term, book club magazines are issued to Form Tutors for students to purchase books.  During World Book Week we run a book fair, enabling students to purchase books at a reduced price. World Book Day vouchers are also issued to each student. We also invite authors to come into the LRC to share their experiences with our students.

There is a LRC coordinator to help students find information together with our Eclipse computerised catalogue which allows students to access the system not only in school but also at home and via their mobile phones.  Students can reserve books, access internet pages relevant to the curriculum and write reviews.

Suggested Key Stage 3 Reading List

Here is a suggested "challenge yourself" reading list for KS3 students. Please identify yourself as either a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award reader. Please note that reading is about enjoying a book of your taste! This list is to be used as a guide if you'd like to challenge yourself, so please don't feel limited or that you can't read a book that's not on your list. 

  Bronze Award For Year 7 Readers
1 Fing David Walliams
2 Apple and Rain Sarah Crossan
3 Wolf Gillian Cross
4 Homecoming Cynthia Voight
5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
6 Iggy's House Judy Blume
7 Fuzzy Mud Louis Sacher
8 Defenders Tom Palmer
9 George Alex Gino
10 Moone Boy: The Blunder Years Chris O’Dowd
  Silver Award For Year 7 Readers
1 Goldfish Boy Lisa Thompson
2 Wonder RJ Palacio
3 Alex Rider series Anthony Horowitz
4 Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman
5 The Watsons Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis
6 Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman
7 Carrie’s War Nina Bawden
8 The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
9 Smart Kim Slater
10 Terror Kid Benjamin Zephaniah
  Gold Award For Year 7 Readers
1 Sabriel Gareth Nix
2 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
3 Wizard of Oz Frank Baum
4 The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
5 Peter Pan J.M. Barrie
6 The Borrowers M Norton
7 Little Women Louisa May Allcott
8 Lies We Tell Ourselves Robin Talley
9 Where the World Ends Geraldine McCaughrean
10 H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education Mark Walden
               Platinum Award For Year 7 Readers
   1 Oliver Charles Dickens
   2 Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
   3 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Midred D. Taylor
   4 Charlotte's Web E.B. White
   5 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  Bronze Award For Year 8 Readers
1 Matilda Roald Dahl
2 Framed Frank Cottrell Boyce
3 Ghost Jason Reynolds
4 We Are All Made of Molecules Susin Nielsen
5 Ghost Boys Jewell Parker Rhodes
6 Mockingbird Kathyrn Erskin
7 Jessica’s Ghost Andrew Norris
8 Charlotte’s Web E.B. White
9 Booked Kwame Alexander
10 Just Call Me the Spaghetti-hoop Boy Lara Williams
  Silver Award For Year 8 Readers
1 The Box of Delights John Masefield
2 The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
3 Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah
4 Dragon Keeper Carole Wilkinson
5 Carrie’s War Nina Bawden
6 The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo
7 Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
8 Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night Time Mark Haddon
9 One Morris Glietzman
10 Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman
  Gold Award For Year 8 Readers
1 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
2 The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper
3 Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi
4 Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
5 Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myers
6 Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
7 I Capture the Castle Dodie Smith
8 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
9 1984 George Orwell
10 Northern Lights Phillip Pullman
   Platinum Award For Year 8 Readers
 1 Jamaica Inn Daphne Du Maurier
 2 Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
 3 Emma Jane Austen
 4 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
 5 The Colour Purple Alice Walker