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25/02/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

More mouth-watering entries for the competition. There's still time to enter if you think you have what it takes to beat these amazing LinguaChefs! https://t.co/6GbJeNLofb

24/02/21

Writing Competition Time! The Year History Can't Forget: 2020 https://t.co/QxZmr58REO

24/02/21

This weeks Must Read has been featured on the radio, BBC Breakfast TV, won many awards and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. An insight into dual nationality, bringing together the recognition of International Language day on the 21/02/2021 and the new Chinese year of the Ox https://t.co/BzmZBOUbD5

24/02/21

career focus this week is around Apprenticeship week. To find out more, click on the following links. https://t.co/WaBXVMjk4K https://t.co/W7qU3OnuUT https://t.co/Qm317aitSy

24/02/21

Looking at student engagement on Bedrock and HGABR ranks 9th place amongst all secondary schools, placing us in the TOP 10 secondary schools for student engagement. This is amazing work from our students! https://t.co/Be4EOBNFiC

24/02/21

We encourage our students to think and speak like geographers at HGABR. A-level student Lily proved she can bake like one too! https://t.co/eWSaKb0qmO

24/02/21

Year 8 geography students have been creating earthquake survival kits from this shopping list and a maximum budget of £50. What would you include? https://t.co/fRrRrKFnGP

24/02/21

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

First up, we have five Bedrock stars from . Congratulations to: Christina, Laya, and Zaineb from R. Whiting’s class, Nancy from S. Khanom’s class, and Zara from C. Gray’s class!

17/02/21

Retweetd From Bromley Libraries

SCHOOLS! Don’t miss Meet The Author today at 4pm here: https://t.co/OIddHrjJnO when will show how to write a mystery in 4 simple steps!

08/02/21

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Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2021 https://t.co/9UdYUx7fYz via

08/02/21

Retweetd From UK Safer Internet Centre

'You receive a message, it tells a creepy story and then says that if you don’t send it on to five people in the next 5 minutes then something terrible will happen. What do you do?' Test your online safety knowledge with our quiz https://t.co/UJZ0pKNfD0 https://t.co/ahcgZ5Gmsf

08/02/21

Retweetd From Safer Internet Day

✅ What is ? ✅ What does it stand for? ✅ How can we all play our part for a better internet? Find answers to all your questions in our infographic – view it in full resolution at https://t.co/ufrqYxo87T https://t.co/sp1KzTJAN6

08/02/21

Retweetd From BBC Young Reporter

Are chips good for you? Hmmm... Our own opinions and memories can affect our judgement when deciding whether a story is true or false. Find out more about with 👉 https://t.co/kdY0CI2pIv https://t.co/NF2topaBbD

08/02/21

Retweetd From UCAS

Explore your ideas and be confident in your decision making. Alice, teaching apprentice, really benefited from the support and guidance of class teachers during her apprenticeship. https://t.co/0gozKUJ8iO

08/02/21

This week, we will highlight and discuss LGBT+ History Month and terminology. By studying history, we develop a better understanding of the world we live in. Understanding our past, better enables us to understand our present. We will also look at how terminology matters. https://t.co/bJS0MSXYHl

08/02/21

Don't forget about the Young Poets Competition 2021 -Deadline - 5 March 2021 5:30pm

08/02/21

As part of last weeks , this week's must reads reflect the books available in the library that can advise on mental health issues, coping strategies and explain what is happening to your brain at developmental milestones. https://t.co/zNa9Ph8Cdc

08/02/21

Miss Dent is asking you to get involved in the now! Send your submissions to her at t.dent.org.uk. Check out the example here: https://t.co/lGLhuIEOTn Step 4: Showtime! https://t.co/YUpW1V1Xet

08/02/21

Linking to other roles in the field that don't require medical degrees - this is a video from a doctor who has her own business in aesthetics. It is quite a long video! https://t.co/BCbSFTrXJ5

08/02/21

This week is promoting the career path of a Dermatologist - suggested by one of our students. Read our slides and follow the link for more about this career. https://t.co/yJJxsTcZU5 https://t.co/ynuiDwJfoU

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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?

December - Jane Austen's birthday

 

January - Holocaust Memorial Day