The Library, aka The Great Library Sea, is a whole school resource, which aims to promote interest and enthusiasm in reading by allowing children to have a free choice of books, in attractive surroundings.
Mrs Trueman, a qualified Librarian, is in charge of the Library.
"The development of pupils’ reading skills is a strength of the school. Results in reading for Year 2 and Year 6 in 2012 were very high. The impressive integration of the library has had a significant impact on pupils’ attitudes, progress and attainment. Pupils know about a wide range of books and talk enthusiastically about special reading events and authors, including several who have visited the school."
Ofsted Dec 2012
All pupils have regular weekly class visits to change their books. In addition, KS2 pupils, receive 6 special lessons over the academic year covering Information Literacy (research skills) from Mrs Trueman. In Year 6 the children receive their own copy of "Research and all that Stuff! Or how to safely find and use information to create GREAT essays and assignments" (A booklet that Mrs Trueman has put together.)
The Library is open every day during term-time and pupils can come and change their books at break and lunchtime or after school if they wish! Mrs Trueman is available to help children choose books.
The Library also supports our Irresistible Curriculum by providing relevant topic books to each year group every term.
Finally, "Irresistible Initiatives" such as Author/Storyteller visits, National Book Award participation, Readathons, Poetry & Book Review competitions, Book Fairs are all organised to help the children develop their enjoyment of reading.