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
After school library session for KS1 – Mondays 3.30 – 4pm. Mrs Turner will be in the library so that all KS1 children can read, borrow and return books and use the library computer. All children need to be accompanied by a parent please.
Lunchtime session for KS2 – Monday lunchtimes. Mrs Turner will be in the library so that Y3-Y6 can read books, borrow and return books and use the library computer.
Library sessions will restart on Monday 17th September for all classes except Reception. The Reception library sessions will begin after half term.
World Book Day 2018!
Despite the snow, the children were able to enjoy some of the World Book Day activities planned. There were some amazing costumes! All winners of the dressing-up competition are detailed in the May 2018 Library newsletter.
Recent Author Visits: Lisa Thompson, Vashti Hardy and Jess Butterworth
Years 5 and 6 have enjoyed visits from authors Lisa Thompson and Jess Butterworth, whilst Years 3 and 4 were delighted to welcome author Vashti Hardy. Thanks to Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, the children could buy copies of all of the authors’ books (which each author signed during their visit) and Mr. B’s donated a proportion of the money raised to the school.
Lisa’s debut novel The Goldfish Boy was the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month in January 2017 and has received excellent reviews.
She spoke to the children about her new novel The Light Jar and about her life as an author. Years 5 and 6 really enjoyed hearing Lisa share stories of her childhood, her daily life as an author and her previous work at Radio 2 and Radio 4, together with some hints about her third novel. Both The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar are available in the school library, where they are proving very popular!
Vashti’s debut novel Brightstorm was published on 1 March 2018 and is one of BookTrust’s ‘Books We Love’ for March . Vashti spoke to Years 3 and 4 about writing, exploration, Ernest Shackleton, the importance of drawing maps and what an explorer needs in their bag! This was a really enjoyable visit and Brightstorm is currently going down a storm in the school library…