School Library (2013 - Summer 2016)

So what is the school library like?

14th July 2016
Brixham Library - Summer Reading Challenge
Roald Dahl Celebrations
 
The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 is your chance to join in the celebrations!
Sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library and get a free collector folder to keep your special Big Friendly Read cards.  The cards include Quentin Blake illustrations from some of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories - you can collect all six cards and you read any library books of your choice, it's fun, it's friendly and, best of all, it's totally free.
Happy Reading everyone!
May 2016
Create your own story
We have been looking at 'Creating our own stories'.
Using our new library Wipe Board, we have chosen a who, when, where and what to build our own stories and sharing them with our friends.
 
Here is Erin creating her story.
 
Today was a crazy day.
I met a monkey on a pirate ship, it was amazing. 
I even saw Captain Jack Sparrow!
 
By Erin
 20th April 2016
 
Welcome back to our Summer Term.
 
The library joined in with Reception's 'Show and Tell' this week.  We shared our story pebbles of the book 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson.
We had a lovely time thank you so much my Reception friends.
 
World Book Day
 
Thank you to everyone who donated books for our library!
The children looked amazing in their costumes, they enjoyed the day, and so did the staff. Sharing favourite stories with small groups of children from across the school proved to be particularly popular! 
 
Year Five  have been working with Andi and the Library to create a film (having written a persuasive script) to encourage the donation of more books for our library.
 
Other activities enjoyed:-
Nursery - Brixham Library Visit
Accelerated Reader Quizzing
Buddy Reading
Poetry Reading
 
 
5th February 2016
Accelerated Reader - Free Books
 
We registered to receive the monthly  Quiz Updates Newletters and were randomly selected as the winner of a box of books as part of their monthly giveaway.
We were absolutely amazed at the size of the box and the amount of books inside.  Our pupils will love them!  A big thank you to Accelerated Reader!
The books have already been labelled and are available for all to enjoy.
Please take a look at the photos.
 
19th January 2016
A warm welcome to everyone this Spring Term.
Already we have been so busy!
 
Accelerated Reader
 
Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice.
 
Your child picks a book at his/her level and reads it at their own pace.
 
When finished, your child will take a short quiz on the computer.
 
Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
 
In order for the above to be launched and pupils to select books that are right for them, all the books for which we have Accelerated Reader quizzes have been labelled with their Book Level, Interest Level and Point Value.
 
Pupils in Year 5 have been busy designing their Accelerated Reader bookmarks.  Here are photos of just a few. They were absolutely amazing!
13th January 2016
Library Certificate Celebrations
2nd December 2015
Library Certificate Celebrations
2nd December 2015
Thank you to all my library friends for helping wih our Christmas display.
We all agreed it was quite effective!
11th Novembe 2015
Library Certificate Celebrations
 
15th October 2015
Library Certificate Celebrations
10th October 2015
Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge 2015
 
A special well done to everyone who took part in the Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge 2015.
 
Maralyn from the Brixham Library presented our pupils with certificates, in our celebration assembly, for completing this challenge. Apparently our school had the highest number of children in the area taking part for the second year running!
 
In the prize draw one of our lucky pupils was picked randomly.
 
Noah Smallbones £15.00 voucher - One for All (Post Office Voucher)
 
A fantastic well done to everyone who took part.

14th September 2015

Welcome Back!       

This Autumn Term our main focus in the library is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis and how ‘The Fairytale begins….’ Looking at different ways to start a story i.e.  Dialogue, foreshadowing, snapshot setting, personification, simile, question, metaphor and action/suspense and asking “How would you start your story?”

‘Turn the Page Your Journey Begins’

Already our amazing teachers have recommended their favourite books to read.  This interactive display will build and develop as our library readers also add their favourites.

Exciting News                                                                               
Mrs Rushton, our year 5 teacher, was lucky enough to meet and chat with Michael Morpurgo in the summer when he visited Dartmouth to share his latest book, Listen to the Moon, and he emphasised the importance and value of reading aloud to children,  which we wholeheartedly agree with him!

We will be restarting our Reading Record – Bookmark challenge and as before, for every 10 parent/adult signatures on your Reading Bookmark you can earn one Well Done Voucher.  All completed Bookmarks will be entered into a draw to win an amazing Reading Bookplate signed by Michael Morpurgo,  which was handed personally to Mrs Rushton.

If you would like any further information regarding the library please call in.

Happy reading!

 

 

 

10th July 2015
Brixham Library - Summer Reading Challenge 2015

11th July 2015 to 12th September 2015
 
 
This year's theme is Record Breakers!
 
This summer you can take part in Record Breakers, the Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge 2015.
 
The library has teamed up with Guinness World Records to bring you a brand-new challenge that celebrates some awesome achievements from all over the world!
 
It's easy to join in.  All you have to do is read six books - any books you like - from your local library. Each time you read two books, go back to your library where you'll be given a new set of FREE stickers to complete the Record Breakers poster.
 
Rewards
2 books  =  Sticker Sheet 1 and bookmark.
4 books  =  Sticker Sheet 2 and wrist band.
6 books  =  Sticker Sheet and medal.
 
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a prize draw to win £15 or £10 Giftcards.
 
Last year our school had the most % of children taking park in the Summer Reading Challenge out of all the schools in Brixham.  Can we do it again?
 
 
 
1st July 2015
Christian Storytelling Festival - Note for your diary
 
There is a Christian Storytelling Festival at Buckfast Abbey - Devon
2nd-4th July 2015
Schools Event: 2nd and 3rd July
Families Event: 4th July
 
An exciting event for all ages of storytelling, theatre and puppetry.
A wide range of storytellers and performers from across the country.
For programme and ticket details please visit www.buckfast.org.uk/education
12th June 2015
Reading Record Bookmark
 
Would you like to earn yourself a Well Done Voucher?
 
For every 10 signatures on your Reading Record Bookmark you can earn a Well Done Voucher.   Each time you call into the library at lunch time and read, with the help of our library monitors or myself, we will sign your Reading Record Bookmark. Here are some photos of just a few of you taking part whilst enjoying and sharing books.
 
If you would like to 'have a go' please call into our library to start your adventure!
 
 
 
22nd May 2015
 
Congratulations to Edward Bowles!
 
Today in the Councillor's Assembly, Edward was awarded the second stage of the Book Quest from Brixham Library. The challenge was to read 200 books in total! 
 
Edward has recommended two of his favourite authors, which are Anthony Browne and Enid Blyton. Could you find some books, by these amazing authors, in your local library and which book would be your favourite?
 
21st May 2015
 
Class 1 visited the library today and what fun we had!
 
First, we recited 'The Owl and the Pussycat', by Edward Lear which is a nonsense poem and contains a made up word.
Then we watched a dvd of the book 'Some Dogs Do', by Jez Alborough.
All dogs walk and jump and run, but dogs don't fly - it can't be done...
Or Can it?
 
When Sid set off for school one day, a happy feeling came his way.
His paws lifted off the ground, without a how, without a why, Sid fell up towards the sky.
 
We talked about how Sid felt when his classmates laughed and didn't believe him and why his friends thought it wasn't true.
 
We all had big smiles and felt really happy, just like Sid, at the end!
Summer Term 2015
 
Welcome back!  I hope you all have had a lovely Easter holiday.  Our topic this term is Time to Blossom.  
 
Our newly launched library certificates 'Reading Rangers' have been a great success and we are excited this term to see this grow even further.
 
I would like to say a very big thank you to the librarians who are 'having a rest' and a warm welcome to our new volunteers joining our fantastic team.
 
Keep reading!
6th March 2015
World Book Day Week - Update.

World Book Day week has been an amazing week!
Everybody has been so busy:

Library visit
Paired reading
'Match the book to staff member' quiz.
Book reading by Ebb and Flow 'The Pirates of Men's Pants'.
Act of Worship - Jesus The Storyteller - World Book Day
Cake sale - to raise money for 3 book shelves.
Author investigations.
Book reviews.
And many more...
 
I would like to say a very big thank you to everybody!
 
World Book Day
 
On Thursday it is World Book Day. There are lots of exciting things happening this week around school. There is a book quiz where you have to try and match the staff members with their favourite childhood book. A cake sale will also be held in the library at breaktimes on Thursday and Friday. Please come into the library for details of more events!
6th February 2015
Reading Rangers Certificates
This week we have been talking about the launch of our exciting new Reading Rangers Certificates. The aim is to encourage children to read a range of genres to broaden their reading experience.
See below for further information or please call into the library.
Keep reading!

Happy New Year

A warm welcome to everyone this Spring Term.  Our theme in the library is Reading Genres.

Our pupils are already familiar with reading a range of genres and authors to increase their knowledge using books.  However to compliment this, we have introduced a new set of awards to follow on from our existing general certificates.

The library monitors have designed, printed and already displayed our Reading Rangers Certificates  on our wall in the library.  This will encourage children to experience and enjoy a range of genres, receiving a certificate at different stages.  The genres include: poetry, science fiction, informational, instructions, mystery, autobiography, traditional literature etc.

We are so excited!

KEEP UP THE GOOD READING!

Monday 8th Devember 2014
 
Thank you to all my library friends for helping with our christmas tree.  We all agreed it was quite effective!
28th November 2014
A Big Thank You
 
This week Ellie Mai's Mum and Dad, Julie and Steven Smailes, donated an amazing and lovely sofa to our school and guess where is it?  In the library! We are so lucky!
Here are some photos of us enjoying it.
Thank you so much Ellie, Julie and Steven!
21st November 2014
Having Fun 
 
Here are some photos of Evie and Emily with our snowman.
We have been having a fun time making our snowman in the library and we hope he doesn't melt!
What shall we call him?
We are going to put all the names in a hat and one of our library friends will pick one out.  Here are just some of the suggestions.
 
Chilli (Darcie yr 4)
Mr Paper (Luke yr 4)
Frosty  (Ethan yr6)
and many more.
 
The name picked out of the hat was 'Chilli'.
Thank you to all of you who helped name our snowman!
 
Library Certificates

Well done to all my library friends who received their library certificates in our Act of Worships.

Witches and Wizards...

During half term, Brixham library has a fantastic activity based around witches and wizards. Please contact 01803 853870 to book. This event is free and will be held on Wednesday 29th October between 10am and 11:30am. 

Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014

A special well done to everyone who took part in the Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014.

Eleanor and Sue from the Brixham Library presented 56 pupils with certificates, in our celebration assembly, for completing this challenge. Apparently our school had the highest number of children in the area taking part!

In the Prize Draw (funded by The Friends of Brixham Library) two of our lucky pupils were picked randomly.

Henry Bowles  £15.00 voucher – One for All (Post Office Voucher)

Charlie Hooper £10.00 voucher – One for All (Post Office Voucher)

A fantastic well done to all who took part.

 

Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge
 
If your child completed the Brixham Library Reading Challenge this year, they will be presented with their certificate on Friday 17th October 2014 at 1.15 as part of our celebration assembly.
You are welcome to join us.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Reading Competition

 3 September to 16 November 2014

 October 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming’s classic children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  The National Literacy Trust have teamed up with Macmillan Children’s Books to bring schools a new competition.

 How does it work?

 In the original story, the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car takes the Pott’s family on a very special journey. By taking part in the competition, children will go on their very own magical reading tour, spending time reading, both at home and at school, in order to fuel Chitty’s tank.

 For every 10 minutes they spend reading, children will earn one litre of fuel for the tank, 10 hours (or 60 litres) in total.  They will record their reading in their very own ‘Driver’s Log’, and every child who successfully fills Chitty’s fuel tank and completes their magical reading tour will be entered into the national prize draw.

 What are the prizes?

 One child will be randomly selected as the winner from all entries submitted. He/she will receive:

  • an eReader
  • book vouchers
  • a copy of the full Chitty Chitty Bang Bang series
  • original artwork from Chitty illustrator Joe Berger
  • a “school library makeover” for their school (£500 worth of books of their choice from Macmillan Children's Books' catalogue to revamp the library).

Five runners up will also receive a copy of Ian Fleming’s original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang series as well as signed copies of the three Chitty sequels by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

 Already we have an amazing amount of library friends taking part, which is being updated daily on our ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Bar Chart’.  Please remember ‘everyone counts’ and if any other library friends would like to  ‘take a risk, and have a go’; please come into the library as soon as possible to start your magical reading journey.

 

Library News

Welcome back!

A warm welcome to everyone this Autumn Term.

Our school topic is ‘Sowing the Seeds’.  To celebrate this we have  ‘grown’ our own ‘School Values Tree’, which shows our core values: Respect, Love, Forgiveness, Compassion, Equality and Trust as well as other values we also feel are important.

Our theme in the library is ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Our main display is, ‘There’s no place like home. There’s no place like school’ with the yellow brick road leading us to the amazing glittery ‘Emerald City’.   Subsequently, my lovely library friends have been busy colouring pictures to add to our ‘working wall’. They really enjoy seeing it evolve and develop as we add more.  We also have questions: Where would your shoes take you? If you could meet the Wizard of Oz what would you like him to give you? What animal would you choose to go on your adventure? Design your own character using Lego.

Our library is welcoming, well resourced and gives our pupils positive experiences of books, also it is an effective and economical shared resource and a centre for learning and literacy development.    Its role is to help create confident, enthusiastic readers and engage our children in life-long learning. 

Please make use of our library and start your children’s adventure!

“Around the school, an attractive and well-stocked library is often an indicator of effective support for pupils’ wider reading and information retrieval skills”

Ofsted (2011)

Primary School Library Guidelines

Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 12th July in Torbay Libraries. Why not sign up for the challenge at Brixham Library.   

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How the Challenge works

Last year 1574 children across Torbay participated in the Summer Reading Challenge at Torbay Libraries. The challenge shows how libraries and schools can work together to prevent the ‘summer reading dip’ and develop a life-long love of reading.

  • Children sign up at their local library and receive a Mythical Maze poster.
  • Children read six books of their choice collecting stickers and incentives along the way.
  • Library staff are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities.
  • Children who complete the Challenge are presented with a medal in the library, and there will be a special award ceremony assembly held in school after the holiday where they will receive their certificate.

www.mythical-maze.org.uk

 

Summer Term

This Summer Term our focus in the library is poetry.  Already our display is full of different and exciting poems i.e.  Shape Poetry, Acrostic Poetry, Alphabetical and Colour Poetry.

We are enjoying collaborating together to appreciate the meaning and imagery shown in the poems and exploring ways of reading aloud; choosing different voices, characters and intonation.

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Welcome to Spring in the Library

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Author Visit – Friday 28th February 2014

We are so lucky to have a local author Lisa Ford visiting our school on Friday 28th February. The  book she will be reading is called ‘The Pink Flamingo’ which has been co-written by Lisa and her friend Emma.

It is a lovely picture book with a very important message:

The tale ended well,

or so it may seem,

but always remember,

to slap on the sun-cream!”

There will be an opportunity after school to purchase a signed copy in the library, hope to see you there.

We would like to say a big thank you to Lisa Ford our local author. The whole school really enjoyed listening to your book ‘The Pink Flamingo’ which was read by Josephine with help from the ‘Seagull Drifter’…

 

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Well done to everyone who received a library award in our ‘Act of Worship’ assembly. Keep up the effort everyone…

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Reading for Enjoyment – January 2014

Quote from Grace and Molly in Year 5

“Molly and I were so excited to read for today’s story time in the Library at lunchtime. Our school focus this term is ‘In a land far far away’. Lots of our friends listened to us read the Wizard of Oz and the Emperor’s New Clothes. Everyone enjoyed it so much they eagerly asked for “another one please”, so we finished with Beauty and the Beast.”  Grace – Year 5

“If I could I would spend all my time in the library reading books.”  Molly – Year 5

Some Year 3 children said “the stories were great”, “I loved the stories” and they were “really good”.

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Summer Reading Challenge (Brixham Library – Autumn 2013)

Congratulations and well done to everyone who completed the Brixham Library Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge. Keep up the great work and happy reading!

Brixham Library Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 12th July in Torbay Libraries. Why not sign up for the challenge at Brixham Library.   

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How the Challenge works

Last year 1574 children across Torbay participated in the Summer Reading Challenge at Torbay Libraries. The challenge shows how libraries and schools can work together to prevent the ‘summer reading dip’ and develop a life-long love of reading.

  • Children sign up at their local library and receive a Mythical Maze poster.
  • Children read six books of their choice collecting stickers and incentives along the way.
  • Library staff are on hand to advise and run family-friendly activities.
  • Children who complete the Challenge are presented with a medal in the library, and there will be a special award ceremony assembly held in school after the holiday where they will receive their certificate.

www.mythical-maze.org.uk

 

Summer Term

This Summer Term our focus in the library is poetry.  Already our display is full of different and exciting poems i.e.  Shape Poetry, Acrostic Poetry, Alphabetical and Colour Poetry.

We are enjoying collaborating together to appreciate the meaning and imagery shown in the poems and exploring ways of reading aloud; choosing different voices, characters and intonation.

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Welcome to Spring in the Library

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Author Visit – Friday 28th February 2014

We are so lucky to have a local author Lisa Ford visiting our school on Friday 28th February. The  book she will be reading is called ‘The Pink Flamingo’ which has been co-written by Lisa and her friend Emma.

It is a lovely picture book with a very important message:

The tale ended well,

or so it may seem,

but always remember,

to slap on the sun-cream!”

There will be an opportunity after school to purchase a signed copy in the library, hope to see you there.

We would like to say a big thank you to Lisa Ford our local author. The whole school really enjoyed listening to your book ‘The Pink Flamingo’ which was read by Josephine with help from the ‘Seagull Drifter’…

 

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Well done to everyone who received a library award in our ‘Act of Worship’ assembly. Keep up the effort everyone…

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Reading for Enjoyment – January 2014

Quote from Grace and Molly in Year 5

“Molly and I were so excited to read for today’s story time in the Library at lunchtime. Our school focus this term is ‘In a land far far away’. Lots of our friends listened to us read the Wizard of Oz and the Emperor’s New Clothes. Everyone enjoyed it so much they eagerly asked for “another one please”, so we finished with Beauty and the Beast.”  Grace – Year 5

“If I could I would spend all my time in the library reading books.”  Molly – Year 5

Some Year 3 children said “the stories were great”, “I loved the stories” and they were “really good”.

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Summer Reading Challenge (Brixham Library – Autumn 2013)

Congratulations and well done to everyone who completed the Brixham Library Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge. Keep up the great work and happy reading!

Library Certificates
Spring Term
13th February 2015
Some of our year 5 pupils were so keen to start the Reading Rangers Certificates, they have already called in to the library and selected books to start their reading genres journey!
 
Book of the Month
 
 
April 2016
Erin sharing her love of reading.
December 2015
Lost in the Snow
Linda Jennings &
Alison Edgson
November 2015
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
C S Lewis
October 2015
Kensuke's Kingdom
Michael Morpurgo
September 2015
A 'snapshot' of Darcie and Ellice introducing and reading 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts.
June 2015
Here is a 'snap shot' of, Mr Gill introducing to his Reception Class, June's Book of the Month 
'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson.
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
 
 
 
Our Reflection Board
 
P4C Question of the Week - Library
 
Talk Boost