Our colourful, well-stocked library is a terrific place for children to foster a love of reading. We have a staggering 15000+ resources to choose from, and some cozy nooks and crannies to curl up with a good book. Our goal throughout the year is to encourage reading for pleasure, and for children to read a wide range of texts.
Every child visits the library with their class once a week to exchange their book(s). Children in KS2 may borrow two books, while those in KS1 are allowed one per week. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to become a little more responsible by taking care of, and remembering to return and exchange their library books each week.
Story of the Week
A story of the week is selected for KS1; there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a Foundation One class cuddled up in our pillows and blankets listening to their teacher read them a storybook.
F or KS2 children, there are 10 computers that are available for supervised research, browsing the library catalogue and listening to audio stories.
We are open during every break (apart from Tuesday, first break, when we have a class in) for borrowing and reading books, or listening to an audio story.
Years 5 and 6 Junior Librarians
Year 5 and 6 children are given the opportunity to work in the library. They do an assortment of jobs ranging from shelving or issuing books to other students and stamping new books.
We have two book fairs a year which are run by Bookworm, a local bookseller. These are traditionally very successful and the commission gained is used to supplement the Library budget.
During the cooler months we bring the Library outside during breaks, giving the children the opportunity to sit and read on cushions in the central playground.