Reading

Our Library

Our library is open to children in all year groups each week. Children can come in to enjoy the books quietly or be read with by one of our fantastic library helpers. The children can also take out one book a week to take home and continue to enjoy and practice reading.

The library times are detailed below:

KS1 12:00 – 12:45

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Classes:

Reception

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

 

 

 

 

KS2 12:45 -1:30

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Classes:

Year 3

Year 4

 

Year 5 & 6

 

The library will also be open after school each Wednesday from 15:15 – 15:30 for any child that wishes to change their books.

Our Librarians  

Our librarians take care of the books and help to run a lunchtime club for KS2 children. They help keep the library tidy and care for the books. They also help some of the children read their books. Furthermore, they make recommendations of great books to read.

            Librarians                                                     Library Helpers

                                    

       

Children’s Voices  

          

You can find new authors and you can get lost in their books” – Jada (Year 3 Chelsea)

“It’s fun to read and learn new words” – Cheryl (Year 1 Maples)

“It’s really good to read. I like it in Oliver when he asks for more” – Caitlin (Year 3 Tower)

Book recommendations

 

Reception stay and reading mornings 

  

Once a week we are opening our library for parents to come and read with their children. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your children to share some precious time with each other developing their reading skills and demonstrating the importance of reading for pleasure.

 

Your child’s class 'Stay and Read’ morning is detailed below:

Wednesday 1st November

02:00 – 02:30

Wednesday 8th November

09:00 – 09:30

Thursday 16th November

09:00 – 09:30

Thursday 23rd November

09:00 – 09:30

Thursday 30th November

09:00 – 09:30

Thursday 7th December

09:00 – 09:30       

Sycamore

Reception

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5 

Year 6                        Year 6

Year 1 and 2 have organised weekly ‘Stay and Read’ sessions for their children and parents. Please speak to your child’s class teacher for details.

Special reading events

At Horn Park we try to promote reading as much as possible; one of the ways we do this is by celebrating the lives and work of famous children’s authors as well as other important reading events.

Roald Dahl Day

      

On the 13th September, we celebrated the  life and work of Roald Dahl. The children came dressed as their favourite Dahl characters and classes read extracts and short stories by the author.

World Book day

On Thursday 1st March we will be celebrating World Book Day. The children will be allowed to come dressed as their favourite character from any book and they will be having a special story telling session with our guest story teller Liz Fost.

 

 

Summer 2017

We have had a fantastic year in the library. Parents and children from across the school have enjoyed our ‘Stay and Read’ sessions and we are excited to get them up and running again in September.

      

World Book Day

We had a brilliant World Book week back in March, where we were visited by one of our favourite authors, Laura Dockrill, who writes books such as ‘Darcy Burdock’. Children had the opportunity to spend some time with her thinking about what inspires them and how this would translate into their writing. We hope to invite Laura back again soon. 

        

We also held a book fair every day as well as a poster competition which were both a huge success. As well as this, we had a surprise guest-Bookman-who came to teach us about his superhero job

        

Children enjoyed discussing their favourite books as a class and also linked our love of reading to other lessons such as Maths, where children were able to compare the number of words in books and look at averages and data. The staff even dressed up too!

               

 

Anthony Horrowitz live link up!

Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to go to Thomas Thallis School to meet Anthony Horrowitz. There they found out all about the inspiration behind his novels and exclusive untold information about his up and coming book.

When choosing which pupil’s questions to answer, we were lucky enough to be chosen and it was streamed live on facebook!

      

Autumn 2016

It has been an exciting start to the year with our school library holding a number of stay and read sessions. These sessions provide parents/family members the opportunity to come and enjoy a book with their child, as well as choose from our large selection of exciting books.

Children have enjoyed being able to continue to borrow books to take home; building on the ‘love of reading’ ethos that surrounds our school community.

‘I love finding my favourite books and reading them to my sister at home.' Emily

‘I like coming to the library because it helps me feel calm, so I can enjoy a book.' Ryan

The library is lucky enough to have librarians that care for it and help run our lunch time clubs.

Last month we celebrated Roald Dahl Day.  Click here to find out some fun facts about his life and read some of the books he wrote

Future dates for the diary

March 2nd 2017 World Book Day

This is a fun filled week, where we will be celebrating our love of reading through a number of learning opportunities. During this week we will be having a visit from an author as well as some surprise characters. Start planning your outfits now!

Challenge: Extreme Reading

Where is the strangest /most interesting place you have read? Take a photograph of yourself reading in an unusual place and you will get your picture on the website.

 

Summer 2016

This term we have seen the launch of our ‘Home Borrowing’ scheme. The librarians have been really motivated in organising this and they open the library on Mondays (to KS1) and Wednesdays and Fridays (to KS2) to enable children to borrow and return books.

We have now started opening the library on Wednesdays after school from 3:15 – 3:30 so parents can come in and help their children choose books to take home. 

‘I like coming to the library because there are lots of books that are my favourite. I like taking new books home to read them.' - Kyra

‘I like chapter books and dictionaries. I like year six children reading to me. If I find words difficult, I can ask them.’ - Angel 

‘I like the library, it is peaceful. I like reading and I enjoy finding out about festivals. The books help me learn more.’ - Annabelle

Spring 2016

We have lots of exciting reading events coming up this term. On March 3rd we will be celebrating World Book Day, where the children can dress up as their favourite book character. We will also be receiving a visit from Tom Banks, an author who has written books such as, ‘The Great Galloon: Voyage to the Volcano.

The library will also be launched during World Book Week, which will allow children to borrow books to take home.

‘I learn a lot from reading, which is why I like information books.' - Grace

‘Reading takes me on a journey.’ - Mollie

‘I love reading; it is fun!’ - Nafeesa

‘As I read through the pages, my imagination gets bigger.’ - Ellie Mae

To help celebrate world bok day the school had a visit from author Tom Banks. He gave a talk to the school, sharing some of his stories, getting children involved in acting them out and talking about what it takes to become an author. ​Year 6 also took part in a writing work shop.

'I enjoyed my day here with the children. You can tell this is a story based school from what you see when you walk around the and the lovely displays.' - Tom Banks