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30/07/21

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has achieved almost 5500 MemRi goals! Congratulations! Super School 2020-21 https://t.co/yyHUf5BXMg

22/07/21

Well done to all the students in our KS3 Geography Quiz Team who tested their knowledge against the other Harris Academies last week. Sadly, not victorious but we are feeling confident the trophy will be ours next year! https://t.co/LxMJhOIJLE

22/07/21

A lovely way to bring in the Summer - a live performance of Macbeth from for all students in Years 7 - 10. https://t.co/78lEXpho6O

20/07/21

Some great pictures from our Y10 Go Ape awards outing! https://t.co/zqW9h1FJNY

20/07/21

A group photo of the Afro Beats group (in red) and Street Company group (in pink), from yesterdays summer snippets performance. https://t.co/iftP6hLLvX

19/07/21

As we get closer to the summer break, why not challenge yourself this summer by completing the Summer Bingo reading challenge. A good book and some wonderful sunshine! https://t.co/J6TuShjIZw

19/07/21

This week we will be reviewing what careers have been talked about. For next year, we want more suggestions from you. Email Mrs Barling at s.barling.org.uk with your suggestions! https://t.co/S1jMMhlFOE

19/07/21

Last weeks must read was for those who like a good mystery. A Victorian melodrama about a teenager fighting against the hypocrisy and female repression of the era. https://t.co/45VcaZnXjc

19/07/21

As the weather gets warmer, remember to stay hydrated and bring water bottles in for the day. https://t.co/1KmqokKOGk

16/07/21

Well done to our team of Year 9 students who represented HGABR at the Federation's Climate Change Conference, they did a fantastic job! https://t.co/JbuknF64k2

16/07/21

Over the course of the lunch periods on Monday 19th July, HGABR will be performing their end of year 'Summer Snippets' to the school - from a social distance. We cannot wait! https://t.co/JL4MaEQS9L

16/07/21

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Bromley Youth Activities will be delivering summer activities (for young people who are eligible for free school meals) from our youth hubs - details to follow, however to book a space please go to the following link: https://t.co/zSRRGi2Cob https://t.co/H9I0eqdh5r

05/07/21

This weeks Must Read book is in recognition of and was winner of the Stonewall Book Award; The Black Flamingo. For more reading material around LGBT+ and celebrating diversity, please speak with Mrs Woolcott in the LRC. https://t.co/Dluzy8ItHP

01/07/21

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01/07/21

Our Year 10 Dancers getting ready for their rehearsal for the Summer Showcase 2021. https://t.co/fITy2ZztcK

01/07/21

Year 10 contemporary group rehearsing for the Summer Showcase 2021 https://t.co/NZreHGGSdT

29/06/21

Our DofE Bronze Award students showed some impressive orienteering skills and stamina levels to make from Kingswood to Merstham on their practice walk. https://t.co/euRGGsabfu

29/06/21

is looking at a careers within the education sector this week, one of which is a Primary School Teacher. Click the link for more information. https://t.co/4j463iZzfL https://t.co/yg4iJZRRgp

29/06/21

In addition, we are also looking at the classic book 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. All books can be booked out at the library! https://t.co/2oSov5JzRC

29/06/21

This weeks must read is in recognition of Word Refugee Day and is the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for 2019. https://t.co/JFmVicmvCA

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Library and Literacy

Reading at Home

This page has some useful links to reading resources and other tips to help keep reading engaging and positive. Please do share your own ideas and experiences with us too.

If you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, reading tips or how to find reading materials, please email our Librarian Mrs Woolcott at B.Woolcott@harrisbromley.org.uk or our Literacy Lead Ms Fortmann at M.Fortmann@harrisbromley.org.uk. You can also email your child’s English teacher for specific queries relating to Bedrock or student progress.

 


Reading Cloud

Reading Cloud is a library management system which enables access to our Learning Resource Centre at any time and from any internet enabled device. To log in from your Laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone click this link: https://www.readingcloud.net/

Reading Cloud enables you to:

  • Search, reserve or download resources from the school library and across the Reading Cloud
  • View recommended reads that are automatically generated, similar to books previously enjoyed
  • Like and recommend resources to other students
  • Write  book reviews
  • Share your home library with friends at school
  • Access pre-approved, curriculum relevant web links
  • Plus much more...

Reading Cloud links real and virtual reading experiences to engage students and encourages a school reading community, join in and be a part of it! If you have any questions about the Reading Cloud contact Mrs Woolcott in the LRC or email b.woolcott@harrisbromley.org.uk

 


How often should I be reading?

As often as you can! We recommend at least 30 minutes a day. At school, students read for 10 minutes each day in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time, as well as for 20 minutes every Friday in Friday Book Club.  To help continue this habit while at home, we are encouraging pupils to read for at least 30 minutes a day - this could Book review e1441036359437[1]include reading aloud to a parent, sibling or even a pet!

After finishing a book, why not write a review and send it to our Librarian Mrs Woolcott and receive another book recommendation. Your review could also get featured in our termly Academy Magazine - Insight.

 


The Bromley 100

The Bromley 100 comprises of 100 books that the staff, students and parents believe to be classic and contemporary books, which students should aim to read during their time at the Academy. For the current list of books, click this link. Bromley 100.

The Library at Table LRCHarris Girls’ Academy Bromley has a wide range of reading materials within its catalogue; containing a wealth of different forms of literature ranging from the classics to young adult, Manga, non-fiction, newspapers and more. There is an array of literature and different genres which can entice even the most reluctant of readers!

Educational research has extensively documented the benefit of reading and its contribution to developed academic and social skills alongside well-being. This is actively promoted and encouraged within HGABR through our use of DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read.) All students have a daily twenty-minute window whereby they read in a focused environment, allowing themselves to become immersed in what they are reading. This practise is actively promoted as we are encouraging students to become independent readers outside of school, widening and broadening their reading material and genres. Students should aim to read at home and be encouraged to do so. The key to unlocking hidden knowledge, opening doors to new information, enhancing comprehension, vocabulary, communication skills, academic aptitude and awareness of the written2nd table LRC word is by reading!

Incorporating reading into your daily routine benefits literacy and well-being whilst being very relaxing and enjoyable too! 

Please contact Mrs Woolcott with any book suggestions, reviews, or general library queries. You can see a list of our new books in the library here. New Book's.

 


What’s Going on in the LRC?

Bedrock Learning have recognised the fantastic work ethic of Harris Girls' Academy Bromley by awarding the following certificate - well done all!

May - Fantastic book donations!