In order to find out more about supporting your child with their reading please have a look at our reading section. 


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.   

Children in KS2 are able to borrow three books – one fiction, one nonfiction at their reading level and a book to read for pleasure (with adult help, if necessary.)

Children in KS1 have access to our collection of Banded Books, which can be changed as often as necessary. During their weekly visits to the library they have free choice of any fiction book (to be shared at home) and a nonfiction book at their level (for reading independently, with help where necessary)


  • KS1 This year the children in Year 1 will be taking part in the Picture Book Award in conjunction with Portsmouth School Library Service. We have the titles in school now. Books will be sent home from your child’s class so that every child reads (or has read to them) each of the titles. They then vote for their favourite and the winner will be decided once all results are received by the School Library Service from schools across the city.
    Simon Sock by Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet and Nick East was the 2019 Winner!         


  • Author Timothy Knapman will be visiting the children in Yr1 and Yr2 on the morning of Thursday 6th February. The children will have the opportunity purchase a book and have it signed by the author. A letter will be emailed to parents soon.
  • KS2 Reading prizes are back! Please complete your child’s reading record when you hear them read, prizes will be given to children who read 30, 90 and 180 times. If they read 300 times, they will receive a special treat! Prizes are still being given for completion of the Literary Heritage Grid in the front of the Reading Log.
Ideas for reading with your child when they are in KS1. . .
Ideas for reading with your child when they are in KS2. . .

eBooks are available to children in Year 4 (Easter), Year 5 and Year 6. New titles are being added all the time. If you child has mislaid their login, please see Mrs Short and she will remind you!  eBooks Initial Pupil/Parent Instructions 

  •  Year 5 will be taking part in the Portsmouth Book Award (Shorter Novel) in the New Year. The books have now arrived in school and we look forward to voting for our favourites once everybody in Year 5 has read all four books.