Each of our year groups have their own reading ambassadors, always ready to chat about books, make recommendations and advise.
You’ll recognise them by their lanyards that say ‘Ask me about books!’
Y3: Anderle, Freddy and Marshall
Our Year 3 Reading Ambassadors have noticed that children in their classes have stopped choosing picture books.
Are Year 3 children too old for picture books?
Marshall, Anderle and Freddy came to the library to do some research of their own.
This is what they found.
Luke, Dylan, Sarah and Layla came to the library to ‘cook up a fairytale’. We read some traditions and talked about the ingredients we’d need to make our own!
Try branching out from your usual choices! Use these pictures to help you choose a book to read.
Garcia in year 6 has been inspiring us all with her beautiful sketches and drawings. Garcia is a fantastically creative pupil and comes to the library as a ‘pupil illustrator’. Her love for art really helps to bring alive the books she’s read.
Well done Garcia.
We’re proud to have you as our first pupil illustrator and look forward to seeing your future work!
Joe and Maryam in Y4 and Princess and Jasmine in Y5 have been selected as Student Storytellers and here they are! Y4 visited our pre-school children where both Joe and Maryam used fantastic expression to read aloud to and engage the younger students. Pre-school can’t wait for their next story session! Princess and Jasmine are book buddies to Pippa and Megan in Y1 and are enjoying sharing stories, reading aloud to each other and engaging in lots of book chat!
This time, instead of Joe and Maryam visiting preschool, preschool came to the library!
Exploring books in other ways
Pupils enjoy listening to stories and we encourage immersive participation such as dress up, singing and dancing.
Here are some photographs of this in practice!
Have you seen our ‘favourite books’ display?
These super shelves will soon be full of recommendations from children all across school. Each book review is written onto a book spine and placed on the shelves for others to read.
Here is Mohamed Y4 adding his recommendation for The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum.
Y3 have some student librarians in their midst. Frankie, Junior, Muayyad, Chanisla and Lennox came to choose some new books for their classroom reading corner.
Our termly reading round-up.
Well now you can-at the click of a button!
This fantastic selection has been put together to celebrate world book day and is the hard work of @thisgeordieteaches on Twitter.
Once you click the link the stories are organised into 4 different versions, click the book you like from the selection shown and you will be taken to a YouTube link of the reading.
📒Whole school digital library – something for everyone!
📕Picture book digital library – all sorts of picture books;
📗Younger MG digital library – Year 3-4
📘Older MG digital library – Year 5/6
KS3+ digital library – Year 6 and older children
For a number of years with the help of our local bookstores we have been able to run a whole-school book shop in our school hall on World Book Day.
This has been successful in allowing all children to look at books and make a choice and to take a new book home on World Book Day. We’ve also had a ‘book swap’ day with staff, children and the local community donating used books for the pupils to trade.
We have been supported by our wonderful parents with fundraising activities such as ‘extreme reading’ and ‘challenge Super Mario’ that have allowed us to donate books from our school to the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Have a look at our World Book Day photo gallery.
Guy Bass, author of Stitch Head has heard all about the wonderful reading taking place at our school and he just had to get in touch with a message!
This message is from the one and only Joffre White who is a UK Patron of Reading.
You can find his fantastic book Frog, and it’s sequels, in our school library.
As well as a message via Twitter, Joffre has made us a video sharing his favourite books, I think his favourites match some of ours! Do you agree with his choices?
Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/102914934694756/posts/153554779630771/?vh=e&d=n on our FB page.
Lots of our wonderful staff have read aloud for you so you can enjoy stories from us in the comfort of you own home!
Can you find a story from your teacher?