To introduce our Year 6 students to some of the basic research skills (Information Literacy) needed when using books we have teamed up with Humanities to help deliver a Yr 6 Induction Activity that we have successfully run together for the past few years.
Basically we provide several resource boxes that contain the relevant books which would give the answers to a list of questions.
The questions are all based upon a named Continent and include a Geographical, Historical and Religious based question.
MRC Staff work alongside the teacher in the classroom with the students to help them to select Keywords; use Contents Page; Indexes and make notes.
A really nice, simple but effective session for Year 6’s.
As part of the Year 6 induction days here today and tomorrow at TDA the MRC is involved in several events.
During the i-connect session Year 6 students will attend a rolling programme to introduce them to the Summer Reading Challenge which will help to stop the Summer Holidays Reading dip; raise self-esteem and increase confidence and enjoyment in reading.
The challenge is to read 6 library books and there are lots of rewards and incentives to keep going. Plus a huge celebration for those who successfully read 6 books. We will be following our students and providing further recognition in the Autumn Term.
Later during the induction day there will be a separate session for parents to encourage maximum participation, to allow for a positive start in September for their child.