Welcome to Coventry School Library and Resource Service's Customer Portal

Reading Update

A termly update on the latest fiction and non-fiction titles which have been reviewed and recommended by the professional children’s librarians at SLS and includes:

  • 1 meeting each term where staff can look at the selected books and hear the SLS librarian's reviews - Plus where possible a recording of the meeting is available through our Customer Portal for subscribers to be able to listen to at their convenience. 
  • A set of notes for both the fiction and non-fiction books that include relevant information e.g. reading age, book banding colours or Accelerated Reader information sent by email and also available to download through our Customer Portal
  • Reading News - a round up of the latest news from the world of publishers and Book Awards

The Primary Reading Update  and Secondary Reading Update pages are only available to current subscribers to this service. Schools which currently subscribe to Reading Update either through our Subscription Plus package, Reading for Pleasure package, Digital package or as a Pay-as-you-go stand-alone service will have been sent a password to be able to access these pages, where you will find downloads of the notes and news from that term and where possible a video of the meeting so you can hear the reviews for yourself. If you are not currently a subscriber to this service but would like to know more then please contact us, we have provided an example of the Reading Update notes so you can get an idea of what this subscription provides. 

Digital Project Cards

To help schools provide the best educational experience they can even in these difficult times SLS has created resources to support children in their independent learning whether they are working at home or in school. Schools which currently subscribe to any of the main SLS services (Subscription, Subscription Plus, Project Vouchers, Artefact Loan Service and Annual Loan) have been sent a password to be able to access the downloads. If you are not currently an SLS customer but would like to know more then please contact us, we have provided an example Digital Project Card that is free for you to have a look at.  Each project card Includes links to trustworthy online learning resources and an activity linked to the theme that can be done at home.

KS1 Topics 

Digital Project cards are available for the following topics for Key Stage 1 (password required to access)

  • Dinosaurs
  • Space
  • Minibeasts
  • Comparing Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II
  • Fire of London
  • Seaside past and present
  • Growth and Life Cycles
  • Under the Sea
  • Festivals
  • World Religions
  • India

KS2 Topics

Digital Project cards are available for the following topics for Key Stage 2 (password required to access)

  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Romans
  • Ancient Greece
  • Vikings
  • Victorians
  • World War 2
  • Human Body
  • Space
  • Water (including Rivers and Water Cycle)
  • Darwin and Evolution
  • Growing Plants (including food and farming)
  • Frozen Planet
  • Road trip USA
  • Religions
  • Festivals
We will carry on creating more Digital Project Cards so do check back to see which topics have been added. If customer schools have any topic requests that we haven't yet covered then please let us know.
 
We've also put together online resources that can be used for free to support home learning.