Reading Cloud Launched
As part of our drive to get Strandites reading we have a new resource called Reading Cloud which is linked to our library system. The new system allows children, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online, to write reviews about books they have read, find out about their favourite authors and search for new books and other library resources. It includes a fantastic feature called ‘Who Next..?’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that your child has already read. You will be able to use this feature at home to help your child select their next book. We can also track their reading history and borrowing patterns. You can access the system at www.readingcloud.net and the children log on using their school user account details which are inside their homework books. If you have access to an Android phone or Tablet, then you can also download a new app called ‘iMLS’ to access the library from those devices. The app is available from the App Store. We are currently working on cataloguing all the reading books we have in year teams and once this is complete children will scan these in and out like they do in the library. The staff are busy creating reading lists which are a great place to start if you don’t know what to read next!