Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spellbinding Course on Moodle

Students who are taking part in Spellbinding this year can log on to a course on Moodle. There are tasks for you to do and you can rate the books online. In May you will be able to vote for your top 3 books. Don't forget to use your new Moodle logins and passwords.

Encylopedia of Life

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE: online encyclopedia that gives information on every species of organism on Earth.

The Encyclopedia of Life is a new online encyclopedia that aims to organise and make available virtually all information about life on Earth using the Internet.
It is easy to use and you can create a user account so that you can set up your own preferences and searches.

You'll find it really useful for your research and projects.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Reading Group Launched

Questers - a new reading group for Yr 7-9 - was launched today in the Chapman Library. The group meets with Mrs Turnbull and Mrs Kirby every Tuesday and Thursday. Each member has to read 6 books chosen from a list of about 20 and has to give a review to the group when they have finished each book. There will be other activities to do including a course on Moodle too.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Year 8 Music Home Learning - Week 10 - Special Events

Need to find out about Mozart, Walton or Handel?

Try searching some selected websites by clicking on the link:


Search Hint:
Typing in the words William Walton in a search box means the search engine will search for any bits in a site with the word William or Walton or both words. To get a better search result type the name with speech marks around it like this - 'William Walton' - and the search engine will search only for William Walton. If you want to search for William Walton and his music Crown Imperial, then you could try the search term 'William Walton' + 'Crown Imperial' in the search box. Not forgetting the speech marks around the phrases.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Year 9 Art Home Learning- Week 10/11 : Pop Art

Look in the Art / Artist section to find books about Pop Art and Artists!

Andy Warhol


David Hockney


Roy Lichtenstein


Year 9 History Home Learning - Week 10/11 : Second World War

The library has a big collection of information books about World War II:

History of World War II - 940.53

Military History - 940.54

Britain in World War II - 942.04

Copies of Anne Frank's Diary - 920 FRA

We found these websites are a good starting point for research:

World War II timeline - http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/WW2Timeline/start.html

Imperial War Museum - http://www.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00100n

History of WWII - http://www.historyofwaronline.com/WW2MP.html

BBC site - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/

Songs from WWII - http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/war/songs.htm

Encyclopedia - http://gi.grolier.com/wwii/wwii_i.html

Aushwitz virtual tour - http://remember.org/educate/intro.html

Anne Frank online - http://www.annefrank.com/

Interactive time line - http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm

Detailed links to different aspects of WW II -http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/gcselinks/wars/wwii.html

Monday, March 9, 2009

Year 8 Geography Home Learning - Week 10/11: ALASKA

You can find books for your research about Alaska in these locations in the library:


In the Geography section:
USA - 917 and 917.3

In the reference section:
910 REF (eg World Book Encylopedia of People and Places, World Fact book etc)
912 REF - Atlases


Look in the Science section - Animals - 590 onwards

Useful web links:
http://awcc.org/home.html - Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre

http://wildlife.alaska.gov/ - Alaskan Government Wildlife Conservation site


Find books about a range of sports at 796-799

A useful start to your research might be at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sports_in_Alaska -
this gives you some ideas for sports to research. Remember not to rely on the information from wikipedia - always double check from another source!

Don't forget to use the subject index to help you look up specific topics or ask the librarian for help.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's World Book Day Today!

Celebrate World Book Day today - come into the Library and pick up a book to read!

We've got lots of new fiction books just arrived in the library!