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"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)

 


We use a library system called ‘Junior Librarian’ where the children's books are scanned out and back in again.

Each child has their own bar code so that we can keep track of their lending record.

The children are able to borrow the books for up to 7 days at a time and they are asked to take their Accelerated Reader quiz as soon after finishing their book as possible.

Our library is open Mon - Fri   8:00am - 2.55pm. It is manned by Mrs Coppins and Mrs Yates.

 

 

Our welcoming and well resourced school library gives pupils positive experiences of books and computers. 

It shares the ethos and values of the whole school, is an effective and economical shared resource and a centre for learning and literacy development. IT is an integral part of this learning environment with desktop computers supplying internet access and software to support reading skills, as well as the "iMLS" app, on which children can remotely access and search the school library database (see below).

 

 

The school library promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Its role is to help create confident, enthusiastic readers and engage children in life-long learning.

 

 

We believe that every pupil is entitled to effective school library provision and that there is a clear link between the quality of a school’s library and the general well being of the pupils and their literacy levels and that there are other cross curricular benefits.

We believe that the school library contributes to the Every Child Matters outcomes.

 

Accelerated Reader

Our reading approach

We use Accelerated Reader as our approach to reading.

The children in years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 all regularly borrow books from the library, take quizzes on them and progress through the reading scheme.

The children all take reading tests regularly over the year to help determine their reading ability.

 


 

They are then given a ‘reading range’ and this tells them the area of the library that they can borrow books from.
The range given is matched to their reading ability so that they choose books that they can read comfortably or provide more of a challenge.

The scores children receive from the quizzes they take are monitored by class teachers.

When they are regularly passing quizzes for the level they are on, the teacher gives them permission to move up a level.

 

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To log in or search the school library.

Click on the link below to log in to your account, see what books you have on loan, when they are due back.

Reserve a book, write a review about a book you have read.

Search the library, find books or website links to interesting topics.

Watch videos from your favourite authors.

 

To log in type in your username and the password (if you need a reminder please talk to the librarian).

 

You also need to add the school as well, if you click in the "site" box and type the school postcode ME12 3AP it will find the school in the search (you only need to do this once).

 

Halfway Houses School Library Link

 

 

 

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Download the "iMLS" app for your phone/ipad/ipod, check out the library while on the move!

 

 

Search for "iMLS" app on your app provider.

Or use the capture links below.

 

 

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