‘One of the very best Primary School libraries I have seen as President of the School Library Association,’ said Kevin Crossley Holland
2016-17 In Brief
What an incredible year 2016-17 has been. We have had visits from 2 well-loved authors, Nick Butterworth and Ali Sparks, both of whom inspired the children with their fun, imaginative, interactive talks and workshops. Our celebration of World Book day saw all our children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters and we were really proud to support The Book Trust and their charitable work through donations to the school. We ran two book fairs enabling parents and children to browse for books to buy as well as raising funds for the library. Amongst the many books purchased was a large selection of graphic novels to entice our more reluctant readers. We have supplemented our fundraising through our termly second hand book sales and the sale of small stationery items and are grateful for your ongoing support with this.
We cannot wait for what 2017-18 will bring. We have a large selection of the latest titles ready for the new school year including items requested specifically by the children. We have already confirmed a visit from renowned author Jeremy Strong for World Book Day. We will be running a couple more of our popular book fairs the first of which Usborne Books is booked for Tuesday 5th December. The library will be marking a number of key dates including Roald Dahl day, Harry Potter Day, National Poetry Day, Children’s Book Week and of course World Book Day to keep our children excited and enthused about reading. Our children are becoming familiar with the new classification system designed to better support their reading and comprehension and we look forward to continuing to work closely with their class teachers on this.
Keeping us at the heart of the school
Mrs Wood and Mrs Whitehead