QBS Learning Centre News

Week beginning 4th February

So what is information literacy?

Information literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed, where to find it and how to evaluate it and use it effectively. Libraries are no longer just books and our children need to be able to navigate the internet and website with a critical eye and increasing confidence if they are to be active citizens within our world.

Children at Quarry Bay have dedicated information literacy lessons throughout the year and use the skills taught throughout their units. The skills needed at any particular time are identified by the class teacher and teacher librarian. This collaboration ensures the children are exposed to a range of experiences to enhance their learning.

Internet safety is just one aspect of being information literate. Watch this video to find out more.

Eye of the Storm

In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms are a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her father in the special StormSafe community his company has developed, Jaden Meggs is excited to reconnect with her dad after he spent years researching storm technology in Russia. She’ll also be attending the exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, that her dad founded. There, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers, and together they discover a horrible truth about her dad’s research that is putting countless lives at risk. As a massive tornado approaches, threatening to destroy everything in its path, Jaden is torn between loyalty to her dad and revealing his secret. Can she find the courage to confront her dad and save everyone from the biggest storm yet?
Perfect for Year 5 upwards

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