Our School Library
Our school library and librarians provide a vital function for our school. Our library is located in the very heart of the school and is always a very busy and popular place to read and work. Children have been given some training on librarianship for both fiction and non-fiction books by Nicola Cowling of Devon Schools Library Service and they showed great enthusiasm and knowledge of books, including the tricky Dewey decimal classification. Apart from tidying and looking after our library with me, they will be our team of reading ambassadors, spreading their love of reading throughout the school and reporting back pupils' recommendations.
We are currently constructing an outdoor extension to our library as part of our sensory garden. Here children will be able to read in a quiet space during break times should they wish.
Our School uses 'Accelerated Reader' software as a means to track, promote and monitor children's reading. After taking a baseline comprehension test, children are assigned a reading level and can choose from a wide range of books at that level. Once they finish a book children take a short comprehension test checking their understanding of the text.