Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Library is as busy as ever.
It is great to see so many
of you enjoying your reading this term.
Thank you to everyone who applied to be a Library Monitor.
It was very difficult to choose. I have put up a rota on the door to Reception.
I'm sure you will all do a great job in keeping it tidy and organised.
There is some exciting news this half term. Mrs Bollands and I
are in the process of ordering even more new books! That will be
something to look forward to later this year.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Christmas will soon be here.
Who else is excited?
Do you know who wrote this well known Christmas story?
(Hint - you can find a copy of this book in the school library).
Have you read any other children's Christmas books?
Yes! Then make sure you look in the library this week for the new Christmas quiz competition. There are separate entries for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Just answer the questions and pop your completed form in the box by Monday 18th December.
Don't forget to add your name and class.
You might be the lucky winner of a Christmas treat!!
(P.S. Did you get the author correct? It was Clement Clarke Moore who claimed to have written it in 1837.)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
I hope you are all enjoying reading the great new books
that have been added to the library this term.
Look in the 'New Book' section of the library to find many of the
awesome titles that have been added so far.
Have you read the book that you or your class chose for the school yet?
Did you enjoy it, was it as good as you thought, would you recommend it?
Don't forget you can write a review on the library computer when you have
a few moments to spare; to help your classmates with their book choices.
Here are some of our new non-fiction books. Is there one for your topic?
Mrs Henshaw :)
Thursday, January 12, 2017
So, you have read a fantastic book from the library (or... it may have been a bit of a let down)
and you want to write a review for your fellow classmates.....
..... then follow these simple instructions.
- Click 'Review' on the home page
- Scan your reader number from the blue file
- Choose the book title from your 'long' list of borrowed books that you wish to review
- Then click 'Review this book'
- Answer the questions about the selected book. Feel free to use different fonts, styles, smilies :) and colours when writing your review.
- Click 'Save' to send your review to Mrs Henshaw who will read, approve and publish the best ones. (Hint..make yours really interesting to see it in print!)
Still not sure 'how to' then catch Mrs Henshaw on Tuesday afternoons in the Library.
I'm looking forward to reading all your great reviews, I may even organise a monthly prize for the best one :) What are you waiting for?
PS... Make sure you are not missing lessons to write reviews!!!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
If you have never used our lovely library here at Howes then
you're certainly missing out!
We have lots of great fiction and information books just waiting
for you to read them.
You can borrow a book to read whenever you like, just follow the instructions
on the wall above the computer to issue and return your book.
You can keep your book for 2 weeks and if you haven't finished with it
then just return it and take it out again.
You can even write a review of your book on the library computer to recommend
a favourite book to all of your friends.
What are you waiting for?
START READING NOW!
(You never know where it will take you next).
Friday, January 6, 2017
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Happy New Year.
Chinese New Year is the most important of the Chinese holidays and is a time of feasting with the family, celebration, fireworks and gift-giving. It is a 15-day holiday, beginning on the first day of a new moon and ending with the full moon on the day of the Lantern Festival.
On 8th February 2016 we welcome in a new Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey!
Here is an art activity to show you how to draw your own monkey.
You can find out more about China in section 915.1 of the library.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This week we have been very lucky to have the opportunity to learn more about Germany. Our two German trainee teachers, Mr Machulik and Miss Heike, have brought a little bit of their home country to our school.
If you are interested you can find out more about Germany from books in the library. Look in the geography section 914.3 to find out more.
Did you know that Cornelia Funke is a German author who is as popular in Germany as J K Rowling is in the UK. We have a copy of one of her books, Dragon Rider, in the library. Can you find it?