Oi! Please take care of our books

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The following images are examples how some friends return books to our library. Please share the video and help our friends to know from a very young age how to respect books and to look after our precious books.

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On this next image: Just a few simple rules to follow.

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See the following two images to know how to keep the library tidy and books in the correct order:

  1. All books’ spines facing outwards – towards you.

  2. Books are not one inside the other – pages get folded easily

  3. Books are alphabetical in the correct order. The labels are there to help you.

  4. Broken books should not be on the shelves, but in the book hospital. Please help your teacher  or the class assistant.

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Please look after our books. They look after us. We learn a lot from reading books.

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This is how we don’t leave books in our library. Please keep books always in an upright position with the spines facing towards you.

Reading Strategies and a challenge!

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Top Tip when reading: Make sure you understand what you read. If you don’t understand what you read, reread the passage and ask yourself, “WHAT have I just read?” Answer that in your head and keep on reading. Only if you DO understand WHAT you’ve read, then you will be able to make good predictions because you link your prediction to the story – to what you’ve just read! Enjoy reading!!

Here are some bookmarks for you to print off. Keep record of what you’re reading. Share with your teacher after the holiday!

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Summer Reading Challenge:

Are you up for a challenge? Well, I knew you were. Download this document, print off, complete during the holiday and show your teacher after the holiday! You can, of course, print off and complete as many as you wish! Just do make sure you’re reading!

Click on the next link!

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Again, new books!

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Dork Diary books!

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Another Max Crumbly book! Yeah, and Christmas is coming too, so read about the wishes!

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So many kitten books!

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and more kittens…

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13th September is Roald Dahl day!

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Which is your favourite?

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Some sad news: These two bags, filled with books, had to be recycled! Unfortunately, some friends returned it in such a bad state that it was impossible to save them. Please, look after our books. Books are precious. We learn from the books. They look after us, so we need to look after them!

Parents, please help your child to keep his/her book always in a safe spot! We lose an awful lot of books each term due to books being ripped or pages being torn in such a way that the books can’t be mended or fixed. Thank you for your continuous support.

 

World Read Aloud Day 2018

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Read aloud is very important.Reading aloud helps improve your diction ( the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing) and expression, which you will then transfer into your speaking voice and writing voice. Reading aloud improves your visual memory and ability to see images in your mind. It also helps you with fluency and you will recognise when you misread a word and correct yourself when you realise that you’ve read a word in a ‘funny’ way. 

New New New and others to explore

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Hello Everyone!

Great news! Some new books have been added to the library! Please be on the lookout for these books. They are all wonderful books to read, but please, please, please, do look after our precious books too!

To look after a book:

1)  Have it in a safe space in your bag, not where your water bottle is.

2) Please check not to fold any pages and to be careful how you put your book in your bag. Some books have really thin covers, so it’s easy for it to bend if you’re not careful enough.

3) Have your book in a very safe spot at home and return it after 1 week. Please don’t let your little toddler-sibling draw in it or rip any pages.

4) You’re not finished reading your book? No hay problema! Just tell your teacher to renew it.   To renew? Return it and get it issued to you immediately again in the same way you get your other books issued. Easy peasy! There is no difference, the only difference: you can keep the book for one more week!

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Year 6 enjoying the new books!

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Wonder

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This book is more for upper KS2 – Y4-Y6 – 2 more copies are coming to our library! Make sure not to miss this amazing book! New fiction books similar to this book will also be available soon! 

 

New new new!

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Fist, the bad and depressing news. Some book education first! I spent today in the school library adding many wonderful new books to our school library. But, once again, my heart was crushed by looking at the state of some returned books that I also had to deal with in the book hospital. The book hospital is for books with random issues such as these in the images and sometimes children remove the bar code sticker or it’s just a minor fix and the books can be shelved again. 

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It’s mind-blowing to see books get returned in the state of the above image. Books are so precious as we enjoy reading them and we learn from them!

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A ripped book, but also soaked by ink.

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A book, part of a very popular series, and it’s just not great to have a book on the shelves looking like this one! 

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This Aladdin book won’t be anymore available to other children to enjoy. You wouldn’t  think there’s anything wrong with the book in this top image but once you page through the book, you find scribbles all over pages and a book that’s falling apart (images beneath).

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Sadly, this book was returned by a Y6 boy and it is our older children who need to set the example to our younger children in school. It’s parents and teachers who need to instil the love and care for books and we can’t do it only once per year and think that’s ‘okay.’

Now… the good news! Enjoy these books and make sure you look after our books as they do look after us. We learn from them and remember: ‘Knowledge is power.’ 

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In this photo you can also see Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This is a great book by a great author!

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KS1 books 

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More KS1 books!

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History

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Geography

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Science

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Make sure you spend your holiday and school days like a real Superhero! Superheroes love books and they look after the books! This is how they gain their super powers!

More new books!

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These are new fiction books added to our Library! Do you spot any new book you would like to read?

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I wonder if you’ve spotted Max Crumbly in this image? Please remember when you borrow books from the library to look after our books, as they look after us! Keep your book in a SAFE place and return it the following week. If you are not finished reading it, you still need to return it and get it renewed. Happy Reading!

New additions to our library!

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Mostly KS2 non-fiction books!

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More KS2 books

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These books are all a ‘must-read-book’! Some look really scary! Top hint: Don’t read these scary books just before you need to sleep, especially if you’re not very ‘tough‘ or brave when it comes to reading scary books! 🙂 

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I know of some Y4 and Y5 boys and girls who have been waiting for these books! I can feel a fight coming on!!

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Do these look interesting or exciting? I hope so!

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SAD news! Do you notice something not ‘right’ in this photo? So sad to know that some of our friends do return books in this state. Books are never issued in this state.  Always make sure you look after our books. Remember our motto: Look after the books as they look after us! We learn from the books and sadly, these books have been damaged beyond repair. Some top tips: 1) Keep your book in a specific place where it’s safe from siblings. 2) Treat books with great care and respect. 3) Keep books away from food and water. 4) Always page carefully through your book in such a way that you won’t fold or damage any pages. 

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Here’s a bookmark – like this kitty bookmark –  for you to download. Click this red link: bookmark

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New books for KS1!

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These are books you can expect to see in the library soon – and there are still more to come – keep checking back on the reading blog and ask Mum or Dad to share the Class Dojo messages as soon as it comes through to them! Happy Reading! Always keep your book in a SAFE place, away from tiny siblings and make sure to return it in the same condition as to when it was issued to you.

Happy Reading!

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This is an image of the National Galleries. I’ve thought it was a brilliant idea! Merry Christmas to you all and keep on reading! Remember: Knowledge is power! The more you read, the more you’ll know. Remember too: To look after our books as they look after us! If we don’t have them, our knowledge will suffer.

The Giant’s Necklace

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The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo is a book Y6 read and it seems like a great picture book to read. From the website: Lovereading4kids, you can download some extracts to read. If you follow the link in this entry, which is a PDF document, you can read a few pages from this book. This image is also from the book, which shows you how well it’s been illustrated. Michael Morpurgo is an award-winning children’s writer. He is also the author of War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke’s Kingdom and many more books children love to read. Which book is your favourite book by Michael Morpurgo?

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The Butterfly Lion

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During Guided Reading, Y4s are reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’. This is the story of a white lion! We enjoy the book and loved the chapter read by Michael Morpurgo. What books are you reading at the moment during Guided Reading? Please share with us your favourites.

This video is about the White Lions of South Africa.

Roald Dahl 100

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2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller.

Throughout 2016, there will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100, focusing on Roald Dahl’s gloriumptious stories and characters and delivering a year packed with squiffling surprises and treats for everyone.

Roald Dahl day is on 13th September 2016. Follow this link to find out more about all the Roald Dahl news and activities.

Read for my school

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Don’t forget to visit this link to read books on-line or off-line. There’s some prizes you can win. Ask your teacher again, if you have forgotten the class code to login! 

Beatrix Potter 150

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The coin – the first to depict a children’s literary character – is being released to mark the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth in 1866. You can order your own coins from the Royal Mint. Ask Mum or Dad!

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist, best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Click HERE to visit the site of the Royal Mint for the Peter Rabbit coins.
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This is Beatrix Potter’s house in the Lake District. Beatrix Potter also illustrated her own stories.

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What are you reading today?

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Today is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, the author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. Today is also International Children’s book day. Which book is your favourite book? Share with us.

Randoms – more to come!

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President and he served during March 1861-April 1865.

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Hi Everyone – these are a couple of random books – see the other entries for more new additions to our school library and there’s still plenty to come. Watch this space after the holiday and remember: Always think how to look after our books, as they look after us! We learn from them and books are expensive too! The same time, we look after nature, as you know, paper comes from trees and the more we save, the less trees we have to cut down! Enjoy reading!