Library

The library is open all day, every day, for students to read, study, socialise and take a quiz about their Accelerated Reading books.

Our school librarian is Miss Rae Clark.

When can students use the library?

All students at Castle Hill have a weekly reading lesson in the library. Students are taught how to use the library, they develop reading and comprehension skills and are given time to read for pleasure.

Students can also access the library during our daily morning reading time.

Library Lessons

Students can read and quiz their Accelerated Reader books during their library time. This enables them to improve their reading skills, and achieve their Accelerated Reader termly points targets. They  receive feedback on their progress from Miss Clark during these sessions.

What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a reading scheme which is used by all students at Castle Hill.

Students read books that are the appropriate reading level for them and then take a quiz about their book either in class or in the library. This can be done in form time, any break or lunch, or during library lessons.

Students and parents can track progress using the Home Connect program, which is linked to Accelerated Reader. To access this click on the Home Connect Link below:

AR Home Connect

Log in details are on the front page of each student's reading record.

There is a website called AR Bookfind that students can use to see whether or not their books can be quizzed. Books from the school library, home and public libraries can all be quizzed, as can e-books, but the quiz can only be taken in school.

AR Bookfind

For more information about any of the above, please see Miss Clark or email her at rae.clark@castlehill.stockport.sch.uk

Top Tips for Reading

  • Read every day for at least fifteen minutes
  • Take the quiz as soon as you have finished reading your book
  • Aim for 85% correct. Every 100% is a star on our 100% wall and the chance to win a £5 voucher
  • Make sure you know your AR targets. If you are not sure ask Miss Clark.