Welcome to our Library
The library is a warm and relaxing environment for our pupils (and staff) of all ages. There are books and magazines for everyone: fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, science magazines, comics and junior newspapers.
Being able to read and to enjoy reading is not just crucial for a child’s education; good reading skills are essential for every aspect of our lives and, to encourage this, our Library is an ever-growing resource for our school community.
It helps support, stimulate and inspire our pupils’ learning and development and is a place for research and discussion and where critical thinking, communication and collaborative skills are encouraged and nurtured. It is a place for storytelling and listening, author visits and private study and a space where our pupils discover a world of imagination and knowledge.
The school has a team of pupil librarians. Their knowledge and kindness helps others to find books to enjoy or to locate reference books if needed for research projects. And, with new titles arriving throughout the year, there is always something different to choose from.
“The library is a calm place where you can relax and enjoy an amazing book that takes you to another world!”
Tanisha, Year 6
A library newsletter, ‘Talking Books with Mrs Garrett’, is sent out monthly to all pupils and parents and helps to promote new books in the library and suggestions for reading as well as literary events and activities for children (see link below).
But, the Library is not just a place to read in and work; it is also a haven of peace and calm for anyone who wants a little time out from the busy world. The children know they can come and rest within a homely and friendly space away from the challenges and noise of modern day life.