A new school year in our Library

Published: Monday, 02 October 2017

September 2017

A new school year in our Library!

I can’t believe we are already into our fifth week back at school! What a busy time we have had!

The children have continued with Accelerated Reader as if they have never been away, and we are so proud of what they are achieving.

After the half term, we hope to begin our class competitions. This will involve how many words were read in a week, as well as the percentage of quizzes passed in the same week. I am currently working on a display to showcase these results. These will translate into prizes and hopefully motivate the children even more!

During the summer holidays, our Library has evolved into a fantasy land with a giant’s foot and a huge book as just part of our new theme, not to mention the beanstalk vines!

We have also welcomed a huddle of Book Buddies into the fold! Children can now choose from a host of cuddly teddies from our shelf to keep them company whilst they read in the Library. They have proved immensely popular!

Take a look at how our library now looks!

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

The nation recently celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday, when he would have been 101 years old on 13th September!

To mark the occasion, we ran a Dream Jar competition in homage to The BFG! There were some wonderfully creative entries and, after placing their dreams in our jars, five lucky children received prizes when they were randomly picked from the jars during their assemblies this week. The splendiferous Dream Jars will soon be on display in the Library for all to admire.

 

What’s happening next in the Library?

We have lots coming up over the next few weeks. Choosing eighteen new Library Monitors for this academic year is at the top of the list. The children in Years Four, Five and Six who are interested in becoming a monitor are busy completing their application forms. The closing date is 6th October, so they still have plenty of time to apply.

In less than eight weeks, on 15th November, we will once again be lucky enough to have the Scholastic Book Fair visit us for a week. More information will follow nearer the time, so keep a lookout in the newsletter and blog.

Best wishes

Mrs Thompson