Our library is split into two areas, covering Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
We use “Junior Librarian” software and a number of children act as librarians under the guidance of Mrs Deverell, Teaching Assistant/Librarian.
Each child in the school has their own unique, bar coded, library bookmark ticket. This means that every time the children borrow a book we will have a log of the name of the book and the date that it was borrowed on – just like a public library!
The Key Stage 1 library is used by the class teacher. Children are able to borrow books under their guidance.
The Key Stage 2 library is mainly used by Years 3-6, although some lucky year 2 pupils get the opportunity to borrow books from here too.
As we believe reading is at the heart of the curriculum, we are continuously investing in new books to engage readers. These books support our reading scheme - Accelerated Reader.
Accelerated Reader is a really effective software tool used to monitor reading. It enables students of all abilities to improve their reading and comprehension skills by guiding them to books at an appropriate level for them.
Students take a STAR test to establish their STAR reading level. Students then read books within this level. Our KS2 library holds a vast range of AR books, which are organised by reading level.
These AR books are used in our afternoon Accelerated Reader sessions in school.
In Key Stage 2, children are required to take home a book from their class library.