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Mission Statement

 

To create and develop a love of reading by offering books and resources that all members of the school community can access.

 

The school library is open to all pupils during the school day and is manned part time by our Library Manager.  All classes have an allocated library session during the week and these times can be found below.  Please can parents ensure their children have any library books in their book bags on their allocated day to enable the children to change their books if they so wish.

 

Library Timetable 2021 – 2022

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

08:45 – 12:15

Available for small groups

Available for small groups

Available for small groups

Available for small groups

Available for small groups

11:45 – 13:15

Lunch break

Lunch break

Library club

Lunch break

Lunch break

Library club

Lunch break

 

12:45 – 15:00

 

Year 2

2H 13:00 – 14:00

2L 14:00 – 15:00

 

3H and 1H

1H 13:30 – 14:20

3H 14:25 – 15:15

 

Year 4

4S 13:20 – 14:15

4E 14:15 – 15:15

 

 

IEH and 3S

1EH 13:00 – 14:00

3S 14:00 – 15:00

 

 

Reception

13:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:30

Year 5/6

Year 5/6

Year 5/6

Year 5/6

Year 5/6

 

We have a wide variety of books and resources for the children to borrow which include age appropriate Fiction and Non Fiction books.  New and up to date books are regularly borrowed from the School Library Service, some are bought by the Librarian and some books are kindly donated.

 

What Do I Choose?

 

This is a guide to help you choose the appropriate book for your Reading Level.

 

Picture Books – can be found in the kinder boxes suitable for Infant children.

1 Stripe – Stories with very basic text and lots of pictures for children who are beginning to read.

2 Stripe – Stories with simple texts and lots of pictures.

QR – Stories with short chapters and some pictures for children who are gaining confidence in reading.  These books are chosen by the Library Manager from the Children’s Fiction section as suitable reading material especially for Years 2 & 3.

Easier non-fiction information books are labelled with either an Owl on the spine or a Yellow Smiley Star.  These non-fiction books have been classified by the school as suitable for our younger children.

3 Stripe – Picture and puzzle books for older readers. Year 3 up

9+ are suitable for any child who are aged 9 or above

Yr 6 only – age 11 up & T books suitable for children in Year 6 only.  These books will at times contain teenage content.

 

All classes have elected Librarians who are responsible for selecting books and returning them from the class book corners.  They do this every half term to ensure the class book corner is up to date with the relevant topic they are learning in class that half term.

 

We have a number of Pupil Librarians whose role is very important in the day to day running of the library.  They are responsible alongside the Library Manager for the general upkeep of the Library and are always there to give any children advice or help on using it.  The Pupil Librarians are responsible for running an Infant Library Lunch club.

ebooks app available for the Junior school children

 

In July 2019 we launched a new ebooks app to the junior school children. The App is ePlatform by Wheelers and is supported and recommended by the School Library Service in Hampshire.

The books are all age appropriate and many recommended by the School Library Service.  It is free to Hook-with-Warsash children and we hope that you will take advantage of this digital library as it provides access to over 3,000 ebooks and audio books for you and your children to enjoy. 

Once the children have been given their username and password it is an easy process to follow:

  1. Download the app from your app store or from the website. https://warsash-hantssls.wheelers.co/

  2. Find our library ID which is Hook-with-Warsash

  3. Borrow an eBook or Audiobook to read or listen on your device of choice.

Libresoft Librarian

 

Libresoft Librarian is the library management system we use to manage the library quickly and efficiently. It helps the librarian to maintain the database of new books and the books that are borrowed by pupils and staff members. This system completely automates all of the library's activities therefore leaving more time for the librarian to assist children choose the right books for them. 

Contact details

If you have any questions about the library please email the Library Manager c.angas@warsash.hants.sch.uk

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