As well as supporting all aspects of the curriculum, the purpose of the School Library is to engender in all pupils a lifelong passion for reading.
The Library is a vibrant, child-friendly, purpose-built space which is open to pupils throughout the school day.
From Year 3 onwards, children may choose to spend time in the Library during their lunchtime. Parents can use the Library with children from 4:00 pm until 5.00 pm on Mondays and Fridays in term time. This often provides an opportunity for children to complete their homework in a comfortable environment with the support of their parents.
All classes visit the Library on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to borrow items from our collection of quality fiction and non-fiction titles. The Library currently stocks over 9000 resources and these can be viewed on our library catalogue.
We subscribe to The Day which is an online current affairs resource for teachers, parents and older pupils. It produces daily articles about the most important events and stories from around the world. The content and activities on the website aim to help young people become critical thinkers, developing skills they need to become global citizens. Pupils and parents can access this website at School and at home so that they can use the content for research, discussion or to encourage debate.
Below you can read the latest comic designed by the children who attend Drawing Comics activity after School.
To support study skills, pupils in Upper Prep participate in a programme of lessons which develop their understanding of how to use the Library to support their learning. During these sessions pupils develop research skills and further harness their enthusiasm for reading for pleasure.
Throughout the school year, the Library organises events with inspiring visitors including authors, illustrators and storytellers as well as competitions and activities during Book Week.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Miss Rhiannon Cook – Librarian