World Book Day 2018

The library has been busy over the past few weeks!  Thursday 1st March was World Book Day, but at Headlands Primary this year we celebrated with a whole WEEK of activities.

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We had a special assembly run by Mrs. Carter and the 3 new Book Clubs.  The children did excellently talking about their books and made their teachers very proud.  Well done to Miss Harvey and her team for being victorious in the ‘Share a Story’ quiz!

Book Club Assembly
Book Club Assembly

All students also received their free World Book Day £1 vouchers – these are still valid until 25th March so get busy if you haven’t picked up your free book yet.

2018 free WBD choices
2018 free WBD choices

All week we were very busy in the library with the Scholastic Book Fair. We sold almost £1000 worth of books in total, which gave the school £600 to spend with Scholastic!  Watch this space for an update soon on what we have bought. As a little teaser, I can confirm we have purchased some new dyslexia-friendly reads, several books recommended by the children in the ‘Library Suggestions’ box, and books for our…..coming soon…..dedicated graphic novels shelf.  None of this would be possible without your purchases, so pats on the back all around.

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The children also did sterling work with the Usborne Sponsored Read. More brilliant fundraising, with a total over £800!  The winning classes for ‘Amount of money raised’ and ‘Number of minutes read’ all received special book-themed cupcakes.  I may have sneaked a spare one and can confirm they were absolutely delicious!  Special thanks to Year 6 who collected and counted all of the money.

Mmmmm!
Mmmmm!

Sadly, due to the snow, we had to delay Books at Bedtime – but do not despair, a rescheduled time will soon be announced.

What a super busy and wonderful week of bookish fun!

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Hi everyone, I’m Mrs. Carter, the new librarian. If you haven’t met me yet, please pop into the library to say hello!

I’ve had a very busy first term, with the most exciting news being the new online library system ‘Reading Cloud’. Reading Cloud allows pupils and parents to log on from school or home to reserve books, search the library catalogue, write reviews and much more.  We are rolling it out gradually beginning with Year 5 and 6, so don’t worry if you have not received your logon details yet, they will be coming soon.

Reading Cloud
Reading Cloud

We have also set up 3 new book clubs, for year 2, 3/4 and 5/6. The children have loved choosing the books, sharing their reading, and enjoying some quiet time in the library when they can find comfortable (or uncomfortable) places to curl up!

Curled up with a good book.
Curled up with a good book.

I’ve also added a ‘Library Suggestions’ box where children can post feedback, suggestions for books they’d like the library to buy and book reviews. We hope that we will be able to purchase some of these suggestions soon.

Library Suggestions
Library Suggestions

As usual, we also had new ‘Books of the Month’ for February.  ‘What not to do when you turn invisible’ has been particularly popular and many of our Year 5s and 6s are waiting for the chance to read it.

February's 'Book of the Month'.
February’s ‘Book of the Month’.

We have a very busy week ahead now with World Book Day on Thursday 1st March, new March ‘Books of the Month’, as well as our Usborne Sponsored Read and Scholastic Book Fair. Look out for further updates soon!