Library Round Up
Now that Early Years are cosily in their 'Nest', the main school building has a little extra space and the library is one of the rooms that has benefitted. We now have plenty of room for the children to access the shelves, and plenty of carpet space for them to sprawl on with their books. Please come and pop your head round if you haven't seen our new layout.
The recent investment in our library saw the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue. This system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online. Pupils are encouraged to write reviews about books they have read, and use the various features such as 'Who Next' and 'Enquiry' to select their next book. You can access the system directly using this link
or via the iMLS HD app which is available from the App Store and Android market. Your child's username is their library barcode, their password is their date of birth in the ddmmyyyy format.
All Year 1 and Year 2 children are now in the swing of borrowing books from the library and the new Crafty-Story Clubs are starting on Tuesdays after school.
Year 1 library day is normally on a Tuesday and they are currently learning how to take care of books, and how to choose a book which suits them.
Year 2 have been brushing up their library skills, and will soon be learning about the Dewey Decimal System. Their library day is usually Wednesday. All books and CDs should be returned after a week please.
We still need lots more empty DVD cases so that we can put our story CDs on display, as the usual jewel cases are not robust enough for the children. If you have any spare please leave them in the library or at reception. If you ever find a CD does not play properly, please tuck a note inside the case, and I will remove it from our stock.
We have some story sacks available for any families who would like to use the supporting materials to stimulate activities by using a multi-sensory approach. The aim is to develop and improve your child's reading skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading. If you would like to borrow one of our sacks or if you have any questions, please come and see me in the library first thing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Sacks can be borrowed for a week or two free of charge, however these are expensive resources and damaged or missing items will need to be replaced so that others can continue to enjoy them. www.storysack.com will give you a general idea of the contents and suggested activities.
If you are having a clear-out before Christmas and have any books or book related items that are in good condition, we are always grateful for donations.
If you have any library questions you can send them to:-
Here we looked at books by Andrew Weale, made chocolate mug cakes for 'Nora' whose appetite is never satisfied, made buckets of 'Dinosaur Poo' and visited Andrew at Elvetham Heath Primary.
Here the children devised some revolting menus, made spider sandwiches, and posted Flat Stanley to their homes. We were able to make a great display from his adventures with the children.
Children who borrowed Horrid Henry books took part in a live streamed video link-up with Francesca Simon, who told us about her work and answered some of the questions that the children had submitted. Everyone has also had a go at drawing Henry with instructions from his illustrator Tony Ross.