Year 5 and 6 students joined our first Live Library session on Wednesday afternoon, hosted by Ms Beth McNeilly and Ms Jane Wang.
Year 5 and 6 students joined our first Live Library session on Wednesday afternoon, hosted by Ms Beth McNeilly and Ms Jane Wang. Mr Euan Kilpatrick and Mr Alex Sadler made guest appearances as our library team discussed plagiarism and introduced Britannica School Online, a secure, reliable research platform.
“From the beginning of school suspension, the Library team has been working actively to support teachers with online learning resources. Exploring important topics such as plagiarism with our Upper KS2 students, which we would normally do in an interactive session here in the library, becomes a new challenge in this digital learning environment,” according to Ms McNeilly.
“How do we help students understand the consequences of plagiarism? How can we help them to practise good research and reporting skills for their assignments? More so, how do we make it interesting? Hopefully, by combining these serious issues with a bit of role play and real-life examples, students gain a better sense of why it’s important to start good study habits now,” she added.
Students were also encouraged to try the newly acquired Britannica School Online research platform at home, by researching a topic of their choice and then writing what they learned in their own words.
“We look forward to presenting more sessions in the coming weeks,” said Ms McNeilly. “Even though the library is currently closed, Ms Wang and I look forward to reading from and recommending great books, discussing fiction genres, and many more activities that we would normally address with our Year 5 and 6 students.”