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 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 non fiction book at their level (for reading independently, with help where necessary)

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 decided to start scanning library books again and the new system is being used across the school. As well as allowing us to keep track of the books children are reading, we also hope to expand the books we’re able to offer and not just replace the ones that go missing. If you’d like to see Libresoft Librarian in action, please contact the office.

Please sign and return the permission slip that has been sent home, unfortunately if we don’t receive this; your child will be unable to use the system.


This year in KS1 the children in Year 1 will be taking part in the Picture Book Award in conjunction with Portsmouth School Library Service. We should have the books in school in January. 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. Last year Danny Drinks the Sea was a very popular winner! 

We are also excited to announce that we have a full programme of events planned for KS2 this year.

Scholastic Book Fairs were at school recently and we’d like to thank you for buying books for your children. We sold £435.12 worth of books, which means that we have nearly £180.00 to spend on books for both libraries. Many thanks to those who supported this event; it’s great to see the children keen to read!

Reading prizes are back in KS2! 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 Literacy Heritage Grid in the front of the Reading Log.

Selected children in Year 6 will be taking part in the Literature Quiz which is held annually at the Pyramids, Southsea and we are hoping to bring one of the authors from the event back to school to spend time the children in both Yr5 and Yr6 in February.

  Year 5 will be taking part in the Portsmouth Book Award (Shorter Novel) in the New Year. Short listing for the titles has begun the books will be delivered in January. Last year’s winner was Chris Priestly’s novel Flesh and Blood. All of last year’s titles are available to borrow from the library.

 Year 4 will be receiving their logins to enable them to use the eBooks that we offer through The School Library Service soon. Please encourage your child to take full advantage of this free service!