Moorside High School

Moorside High School

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A friendly, caring school with a family ethos

 

Learning Resource Centre

Welcome

 A park is a quiet sanctuary in a busy city. In the same way a library is a sanctuary and haven in our busy lives. Today’s bustling society is based in part on an instant culture, reinforced in our young people by applications such as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter; the google generation, where obtaining immediate information is the goal. Whilst I agree this has a place in society, we have an obligation to educate our young people into the value and pleasure of taking reflective time. An opportunity to recharge, slow down and find pleasure in a quiet time with ones thoughts, imagination, personal and educational development.

A high school library should be a hub of pupils’ development. I am proud to say this is the ethos we hold at Moorside. How unwelcoming and intimidating is a vacuous open space, Should you enter? Do you want to enter? Gone is the idea of “sssssh”, we embrace discussion and debate. Sharing our love of reading and enthusing others with our passion. Every pupil is welcomed, valued and treated as an individual. Pupils discuss homework and find the best ways to obtain information and research to ensure the work they produce takes their learning to the next level. Not just repeating facts they have heard, but understanding the processes the logic behind all subjects and having the curiosity and desire to investigate these topics further.

Every afternoon 3 till 4 there is a thriving homework culture with sessions regularly attended by over twenty pupils.   Pupils not only complete homework but are encouraged to push their boundary’s to produce the best work they can. They are taught the skills of time management, effective planning, forward thinking, independent learning and research skills. I am available to provide guidance and motivation, however, it is wonderful to see pupils assisting and encouraging each other. 

I hope to see your child soon – it’s their resource, it’s their library. 

Miss W Smith

LRC Manager - The Pupils’ Library

Click here to see the LRC opening hours.

Word of the Week

 

Noun: The process of changing from one state to another.

Transition can refer to the actual process of changing, or to the period of time it takes to change.

It is really a noun, but recently has started to be used as a verb: "Year 6 are transitioning into Year 7 well."

Synonyms: variety, miscellany, assortment, mixture, mix, melange, range, array, medley, multiplicity

Reading Lists

Below are some reading lists for specific year groups. Click on the book covers for more information.

YEAR 8

Year 9

Year 10

YEAR 11