Attached is our Reading Express train map and Key. As you will see, each line has a different colour and a different theme. The 'lighter' end of the line are books aimed at children with a Year 3 and 4 reading age, the 'darker' end of the line is for children with a reading age of Year 5 or 6. The Reading Express should help you to understand the types of books you like to read and help you choose books which are right for you. For example, if you have enjoyed a book on the Poetry line, why not try another one!
Watch this page for updates on the School Library...
Our school has now got a wonderful, new and beautiful Library and we are continuing to stock it with enjoyable and inspiring books for our children, staff and eventually parents too.
The shelves have filled up with donations that have been sorted and catalogued and we did reach our target of 1000 books before the grand launch of our Library on 30th November 2017.
A Robin Reports update and details of the "Bookvember" challenges are shown below and here are our updates on the journey to fill the shelves with books...
18th October 2017 update: We already have 150 books donated and equivalent to 72 books to purchase from the book lists...we are well on our way...thank you!
2nd November 2017 update: We now have 400 books - 600 to go. Watch out for news on our Bookvember events coming soon.
10th November 2017 update: What an amazing Bring and Buy sale - everything sold out in just 20 minutes and we raised an incredible £459.25! We now have almost 850 books (including those on order from the donations received via ParentPay). Fabulous effort from everyone who either brought or bought from the sale.
17th November 2017 update: Our Book Character Mufti Day was another success with a fabulous effort from staff and children who came to school in the most weirdest and wonderful costumes. We raised £332.43 from all the generous mufti donations so a huge thank you to you all. We are getting there!
23rd November 2017 update: Our new library venture has made the local press! We are very excited to shout about this achievement and what it will bring to the children in our school, read all about it here:
30th November 2017 update: OUR LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
Thank you to all the parents who attended the grand opening of our new school library and to everyone within the school community who supported this exciting new addition to our school. Joining us today was the Mayor of Sutton Jean Crossby and Author/Illustrator Jane Ray, both of whom agreed that the library was a fantastic resource for the children to enjoy. Our Champion Readers, as voted for by their classmates, were the first to select and borrow books from the library and we are delighted to be able to offer this beautiful and peaceful space to the children and to encourage their love of reading.
30th November 2018 update: ONE YEAR ON
As you can see from the Latest News posting on 30.11.18, our Library is still thriving and being enjoyed throughout the school day.