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Library

I am delighted to inform you that the school has recently made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue.  The new system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online.  Pupils are encouraged to write reviews about books they have read and use the various features such as 'Who Next' and 'Enquiry' to select their next book.  In time there will be links to safe websites for authors and subjects.

You can access the system directly using the following link or if you have access to an iPhone, iPad. iPod Touch or Android phone, then you can also download the 'iMLS' app to access the library from those devices.  The app is available from the App Store and Android market.

Your child's username is their library barcode, their password is their date of birth (ddmmyyyy). 


Library Round-Up

Year 1 children have been taking part in the Hampshire Picture Book Awards by voting for the best of the four shortlisted books.  We studied one book a week before voting.  They should all have brought home their certificates for taking part and their bookmarks, please ask them which was their favourite book.

Year 2 children have been learning about Melvil Dewey and are starting to use their knowledge of the classification system to choose their non-fiction books.

Everyone has received their £1 World Book Day Token, and hopefully you have all been able to swap them for a free book or reduce the cost of a more expensive book.  The tokens are valid until 26th March so you still have time to use them.

Hopefully the new notice board will be going up in the library very soon, so I can start displaying the pictures you have been sending in, showing some of the things the children have made by following instructions.  Please email your pictures as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Ideally pictues will show your child creating something and will include the book in the photo.  Examples so far include cookery books with some lovely cakes being made, science experiments and art creations. 

The Olympic Reading Challenge continues and the current achievers' names are on the display opposite the Den.

We need some more DVD cases so that we can put our story CDs on display, as the clear plastic jewel cases are not robust enough for the children.  If you have any spare please leave them in the library or at reception, thank you.  If you ever find a CD does not play properly, please tuck a note inside the case for me, and I will remove it from our stock.

We have some story sacks available for families who would like to use the supporting materials to stimulate activities by using a multi-sensory approach. The aim is to develop and improve your child’s reading skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading. If you would like to borrow one of our sacks or if you have any questions, please come and see Mrs Griffiths in the library first thing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Sacks can be borrowed for a week or two free of charge, however these are expensive resources and damaged or missing items will need to be replaced so that others can continue to enjoy them. www.storysack.com will give you a general idea of the contents and suggested activities.

Photos of library activities and previous Book Clubs

Favourite books


What the Ladybird Heard


Best Deadly 60 Fact


Superworm Wordsearch


Flat Stanley gingerbread men


Here we looked at books by Andrew Weale, made chocolate mug cakes for 'Nora' whose appetite is never satisfied, made buckets of 'Dinosaur Poo' and visited Andrew at Elvetham Heath Primary.



Here the children devised some revolting menus, made spider sandwiches, and posted Flat Stanley to their homes.  We were able to make a great display from his adventures with the children.



Children who borrowed Horrid Henry books took part in a live streamed video link-up with Francesca Simon, who told us about her work and answered some of the questions that the children had submitted.  Everyone has also had a go at drawing Henry with instructions from his illustrator Tony Ross.



Mrs Griffiths 

School Uniform Sale

 
4th, 5th, 6th July Skoolkit will be in the School Hall from 2.00 - 3.00 pm
10% discount on the day.

We will also be selling snack bags and PE bags
 

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