The Library 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. She also supports individual children both with their reading choices and with one-to-one reading support.
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 the wider curriculum by providing relevant topic books to each year group every term.
Finally, enrichment initiatives, such as author/storyteller visits, National Book Award participation, readathons, poetry & book review competitions and book fairs are all organised to help the children develop their enjoyment of reading.
All-in-all, our Library makes a clear statement about the place of reading in our school: right at the centre of things.