The School Library
All children access the library in a weekly class library session. Junior children can also visit the library during the junior lunchtime session every Wednesday.
Children are encouraged to select new books, with the emphasis on reading for pleasure as we believe that reading is something that we can all enjoy.
- Reception – Friday
- Year 1 – Wednesday
- Year 2 – Thursday
- Year 3 – Wednesday
- Year 4 – Thursday
- Year 5 – Monday
- Year 6 – Monday
The library is also open every Thursday lunchtime for junior children to come and use the library between 12:00pm and 1pm.
Author visitsE L Norry visited Years 5 and 6 to give a brilliant talk about her new book Fablehouse on Friday 23rd June. Fablehouse is available to borrow in the school library and is a fascinating and exciting read!
We enjoyed a visit on a suitably windy and rainy day on Monday 13th March from local author Tamsin Mori to speak to Years 4, 5 and 6 about the final book in her brilliant Weather Weaver series. All Weather Weaver books are available in the school library.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed an exciting visit from Sarah Coyle for an interactive Pick a Story session on Wednesday 8th February 2023. The children really enjoyed voting on and acting out the different stories.
We enjoyed a brilliant (and scary) visit from Eve Wersocki Morris who visited Years 5 and 6 on Wednesday 18th January 2023 to talk about her new book The Wildstorm Curse.
We were delighted to be invited to visit KES Junior School on Thursday 19th January 2023 to see Abi Elphinstone speaking about her new book Saving Neverland. Years 3 and 4 had a wonderful time.
We were pleased to be able to take all children from Years 1 to 6 to the Bath Children’s Literature Festival on Friday 23rd September 2022 to see Michael Rosen. This was a fabulous event for all of the children.
We were also very pleased to arrange for the junior classes to visit the Bath Children’s Literature Festival in September 2022 to see some brilliant authors:
- Year 3 had a great time listening to Joseph Coehlo, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate and award-winning poet, playwright and children’s author;
- Year 4 saw the hilarious and acclaimed author Maz Evans;
- Year 5 learned about Incredible Untold Stories that Shaped Britain with The Black Curriculum;
- Year 6 were enthralled by authors Robin Stevens and Serena Patel.
We were delighted to welcome Cerrie Burnell to our school on Tuesday 24th May 2022. She gave a fascinating talk to Years 4, 5 and 6 about her new book Wilder than Midnight and copies of her books have been very popular in the library. Don’t forget that you can reserve a copy if the book you would like is on loan.
Please see below for the fabulous visits which have taken place in the last three years.
- A live Zoom event with Cressida Cowell in June 2021 to talk about her new book in the Wizards of Once series – Never and Forever.
- Virtual participation in the Reading is Magic festival.
- Hannah Shaw in February 2020 to talk to Years 1, 2 and 3 about her new book Unipiggle: Unicorn Muddle.
- Anna James in October 2019 to talk to Years 4 and 6 about her Pages & Co series of books.
- Stewart Foster in July 2019 to talk to Years 4 and 6 about his new book Check Mates
- Abi Elphinstone in June 2019 to talk to Years 3, 4 and 5 about her new book Rumblestar
- Catherine Bruton in May 2019 to talk to Year 6 about her critically acclaimed new book No Ballet Shoes In Syria
- Fleur Hitchcock in March 2019 to talk to the whole school about her new books Clifftoppers and the Boy Who Flew
- Costa Children’s Book Award winner Jasbinder Bilan in February 2019 to talk to Years 4 and 5 about her debut novel Asha and the Spirit Bird
- Carina Axelsson in January 2019 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 2019 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.