The Library


How we use our library

Each class continue to have a weekly library session where the children return and choose new books to take out using their library cards. The children use these sessions to browse the shelves and share books with friends whilst sitting in the comfy chairs or on our picnic blankets and grass!

Since its grand opening, our library has also become a space used for small group activities, story time, drama sessions and is the perfect place to hold our yoga club on a Friday lunchtime!


Meet our new librarians!

Our librarians have been chosen! The Year 5 and 6 pupils will be carrying out their duties during lunchtimes.

These will include:

  • Tidying the library and putting returned books back onto the shelves
  • Working with staff to make sure our reading tree is inviting and engages all readers across the school by displaying a range of texts
  • Adding new books to our online catalogue and displaying these for our readers to see when they visit the library

Our Library's History!

On Friday the 28th of October 2018, our renovated 'enchanted forest library' was opened by Councillor Gary Cooke and the 2018/19 members of the School Council!

Back in Term 4 2018, the children were asked to design a new school library, as part of September's National Libraries week, which also saw a 23% increase in the amount of children that owned a library card. Mrs Dixon and Mrs Wardell got to work on Pinterest (our library ideas can be found here!) to start brainstorming, so that they could turn the children's ideas into a design. During this time, Senacre Wood PFA made a generous contribution which enabled us to begin filling the shelves with brand new books.

During the summer holidays, Gary and the team at Craftworks Joinery arrived to make our design into the real thing! They created our beautiful softwood reading tree, and created customised shelving that can be moved to suit the height and style of specific books. The floating books, artificial grass and photographic wallpaper made our library into a place where children can access high level texts which cover a whole rang of themes and topics.

We hope that this will be a space that the children will love and that can used for reading for pleasure throughout the school week: children will have access to the room at lunchtimes when it will be run by our librarians in Year 5 and 6. Each class has a timetabled slot in the library during the week and teachers may choose to hold research sessions or other story time in the library space during more teacher directed sessions.

Happy Reading!

(Find age-appropriate book lists here!)

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