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Mrs Short, the School Librarian works across KS1/2 to advise, encourage and read with children when they visit the library, either independently or with their class during their weekly library time. The library is open until 3.30 every day for children to change their books.
If your child wants to use the library after school and walks home unaccompanied please discuss this with them. 
         

Mrs Lockey, the Assistant Librarian works in the KS1 Library every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and helps the children change their books during their weekly class library time. The library is open until 3.20 every day for children to change their books with their parents.  
 

All children in KS2 are able to borrow one fiction book and one nonfiction book at the level given by their teacher.             All children in KS1 are able to borrow one fiction and one nonfiction book at the level given by their teacher.  
             
Here are some ideas for reading with your child when 
 they are in  KS2. . .
          Here are some ideas for reading with your child when 
they are in KS1. . .
             
         
 

We have had a busy half term, We were very lucky to secure a visit by Elen Caldecott, who writes the Marsh Road Mysteries. She spent time with the children in Yr5 and Yr6 discussing how she writes her books and encouraging them to write their own stories. The children were able to buy books at the end of the session.
Mrs Short has selected a group of children from each Yr6 class to take part in the 2016/17 Literature Quiz which is held at The Victory Suite, Fratton Park in February. The children have already started reading the books in preparation for this event. More details will be sent to the selected children’s parents nearer the time.

           

Our children in KS1 have spent time with the author of the        Charlie and Lola stories, Lauren Child. She read to them from her new book “One Thing” and talked to them about how she illustrates her books, using collage. A wonderful afternoon was had by all who attended.

 

 

   

So that we can maximise time spent reading, children will no longer scan their books when visiting the library. We would request that parents periodically check to ensure that books are being returned to school and not building up at home.
If you have any queries about the books your child is reading, please speak with your child’s teacher; some may need further investigation by either Mrs Short or Mrs Lockey