We are currently developing our Digital Learning page to provide students and parents with all the information you need about useful apps for your mobile device and guides which will cover how to manage your assignments in Microsoft Teams, how to set quiet hours so that you are not disturbed by notifications late at night and a wide range of other helpful snippets.
Check back soon to see this page develop and we will email all parents and students once the page is ready to launch.
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Research proves that children who read every day perform better in reading tests and develop a wider vocabulary, increased general knowledge and competent communication skills. Furthermore, research shows that reading for pleasure is strongly linked to academic progress.
Reading for 20 minutes a day will enable children to maintain their current level of reading whereas reading for just 30 minutes a day will increase their level.
Tips for supporting your child with reading:
It is a common misconception that students at secondary school no longer enjoy reading with others. Encourage your child to discuss the books they have read and enjoyed. Encourage them to read as much as they can: books, news articles, recipes, reviews, advertisements. They could read aloud to you, to younger siblings as well as reading independently.
Asking children questions about the books they are reading improves their comprehension, their vocabulary and their confidence.
- What did you like/dislike about the book?
- Why do you think the character behaved in that way?
- If you were to change the title of the book, what would you change it to? Why?
- Do any of the characters share the same qualities as you?
- How did the ending of the book make you feel?
- If you could change one think in the story, what would it be?
Please find below 25 recommended reads for teenagers:
Language department links
Useful Mobile Apps
A list of useful apps recommended by The Lakes School will appear here soon…
There are so many websites and applications to choose from so we have decided to help by gathering together the most useful for your studies. Take a browse through the subjects below and explore our recommended websites and applications.
Notion: Great for project management and your blog – even beyond your EPQ
Sway: Microsoft Office 365 App – great for your EPQ blog
WordPress: Great for your EPQ blog
Google Scholar: Scholarly articles from around the world to support your research
British Pathe News: Multimedia site containing a host of historically important resources
Just Press Record: Great app for Apple users – record your EPQ reflections, interviews, supervision sessions and transcribe them automatically!