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Our Library

Our library space is often referred to as the heart of our school; with over 6000 books, reading schemes, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and audio books – we have something on offer for everyone.  Our school librarian, Mrs Paris, works exceptionally hard to maintain and create a stimulating learning environment that promotes a love of reading.  Throughout the year, our library is a hub of excitement and creativity with initiatives designed to support and encourage an enjoyment of reading.  Please scroll down for further information about the wonderful work that is carried out in our library.

Book Fairs

Twice a year we have a book fair that lasts a week. Pupils get a chance to browse the selection first before deciding if they'd like to make a purchase.

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Author Visits

We regularly have authors visit us. They tell us about their books and their life as an author.

Pets As Therapy

Max and Bengie, our reading dogs, visit us weekly.

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Hampshire Illustrated Book Award

The Hampshire Illustrated Book Award is an annual award for picture books for older readers. The judges are taken from Year 5.

The shortlist of 6 books is announced in the summer term and judging takes place in the autumn. The books are chosen for their potential to stimulate discussion.

The children vote for their favourite book and the overall winner is fed back to the School Library Service. This years winner is Where the Bugaboo Lives by Shaun Taylor and Neal Layton.

 

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World Book Day

We all dress up as a character from a book. The teachers love it!

Librarians

At lunch times, we have trained pupils acting as School Librarians. They ‘zap’ books in and out, replace returned books and help keep the library a happy welcoming place.

Hampshire Information Book Award

The judges for this award are Year 4 pupils. The shortlist is made up of 5 books chosen for their potential both to stimulate discussion and to reinforce the value of information books in the digital age. Last year's winner was Predators by Paul Calver and Toby Reynolds.

Year 6 Readers

We have an area in the Library for Year 6. This contains books that are more challenging and with content more suitable for their age group.

Reading Lists

Below are suggested booklists for each year group that have been compiled by our teaching team and are designed to complement our curriculum while challenging and engaging pupils. 

More information about these books can be found on the English pages under the Curriculum tab for each Year Group.

Secret of Platform 13

By Eva Ibbotson

Suitable for Years ? and ?

Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . .

It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued.

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Year 3

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Year 5

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Year 4

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Year 6

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