Reading is at the heart of our school and we strive to inspire children to have a love of books and become lifelong readers. Our school library continues to flourish. We have had lots of new books to replenish the old ones and lots have been donated by the parents. So a big thank you for that.
Our year six librarians do a fantastic job. They come in each day, tidy the shelves, help with book enquires and organise book competitions. They enjoy putting up the new displays to encourage the children to read new books and try out different authors.
Search Our Library . . .
Using your barcode number, you can log into the school library and search our catalogue.
- There are hundreds of books for you to reserve and collect in school.
- You can search thousands of approved websites for help with homework.
- Leave and read reviews of books you’ve read - recommend them for others.
- View the Top Ten books.
- View New Books in our library.
Students can write reviews about books, websites and other resources and books can also be reserved and renewed* using the App.
Search the library catalogue using the iMLS quick search to find books and websites to help with homework or general research or for the latest book by your favourite author. You can even watch fantastic videos of authors talking about their books in their own words.
Parents can track borrowing patterns for children with access to current and past loans information.
Using the 'ISBN Search' feature you can also check whether your school library has a copy of a book before buying it online or in a book store.
Ways in which we promote reading and a love of books
World Book Day - is being celebrated at Pear Tree on Wednesday 2nd March 2016. See the Newtletter for more information.
500 Words - we actively promote children's participation in BBC Radio 2's '500 Words' competition. For more details view the website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1
Reading Roundabout - staff visit a class per week to share their favourite picture book
Reading Buddies - each child in Red Class has a Year 6 book buddy, who reads with them each week.
Library based learning - classes visit the library for cross-curricular learning.
Book Trust - http://www.booktrust.org.uk/
Gdn Children's Books - https://twitter.com/GdnChildrensBks?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Beam Street, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5LY
Tel: (01270) 375360
We enjoy close links with our local library too. Key Stage 1 classes visit the library every year, where the children are given the opportunity to join. They learn how the library is organised and how to find books and other resources that interest them.
We also support the annual 'Summer Reading Challenge'. Children are encouraged to visit Nantwich Library on Beam Street four times over the summer holidays and read six or more library books of their choice.There are collectable incentives and rewards, and every child who completes the challenge receives a certificate and medal at a special ceremony. Children aged 4-11 can sign up at Nantwich library from July and it’s free!
Nationally, the 'Summer Reading Challenge' helps to get three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills, so that they head back to school in September as more confident readers, eager to learn.