The School Library
During the week each class has a dedicated library session, during which they are encouraged to select new books and talk about what they are reading. The emphasis is on reading for pleasure as we believe that reading is something that we can all enjoy. As well as the regular weekly sessions (see below for the timetable), we also organise events such as book fairs, book swaps, storytelling sessions and activities related to World Book Day.
Library Timetable 2018/2019
- Monday – Year 4
- Tuesday – Year 2 and Year 6
- Wednesday – Year 1
- Thursday – Year 3 and Year 5
- Friday – Reception
Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize
We are delighted to announce that Bathwick St Mary have been selected as a Judging Panel for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2019. This is a very exciting opportunity for a group of children to read and judge the shortlisted non-fiction books, with their votes helping to choose the overall winner. The shortlisted books (and more information about the prize) can be found here: Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize
Recent author visits
In the last year, we have welcomed the following fabulous authors to Bathwick St Mary:
- Stewart Foster in July to talk to Years 4 and 6 about his new book Check Mates
- Abi Elphinstone in June to talk to Years 3, 4 and 5 about her new book Rumblestar
- Catherine Bruton in May to talk to Year 6 about her critically acclaimed new book No Ballet Shoes In Syria
- Fleur Hitchcock in March to talk to the whole school about her new books Clifftoppers and the Boy Who Flew
- Jasbinder Bilan in February to talk to Years 4 and 5 about her debut novel Asha and the Spirit Bird
- Carina Axelsson in January to talk to Years 4 and 6 about her new book Royal Rebel
- Years 5 and 6 also enjoyed an inspiring trip to Frome in February to see the brilliant authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Nicki Thornton and Maz Evans. Many thanks to Bath Festivals and The Little Things Magazine for organising this free event.
World Book Day
Thank you to everyone who supported a wonderful World Book Day whether by dressing up as your favourite book character, supporting the Travelling Book Fair or entering the favourite word competition. We had a fabulous time celebrating reading with Fleur Hitchcock. Every class was able to spend time with her and ask questions about what life is like as an author.