After school on Mondays, the library is open for Key Stage One children and their parents from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Fridays for Key Stage Two children and their parents from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. **
Our library is at the heart of our school. Designed by Peters Library Design Services, it is a welcoming, inviting space for class visits, intervention groups, reading, lunch club, homework and storytelling. It is easily utilised by pupils and staff and promotes a life-long love of reading for both pleasure and education through a large selection of fiction, non-fiction, phonics and dual language picture books.
Mrs Smith is our full-time librarian who is supported by ten pupil librarians that assist in the general up-keep of the library, as well as checking out and returning library books.
Year One children are able to borrow one book and all other year groups are allowed to borrow two books. The children have been given reading journals to take home and are expected to read with their parents at least 4 times a week. Once they have read, parents need to fill in the reading journal and sign in the comment section. The journal must be returned weekly on their child’s library day – please see the timetable below.
Every class visits the library at least once each week. The children in Reception visit the library for story sessions and to familiarise them with the different types of books available in the library and where they can be found. The older pupils use the time to choose and check out books and enjoy a little quiet reading. The library is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime for Lunch Club.