"Freedom" can be interpreted in many ways. We have chosen this beautiful poem by A A Milne which is all about the freedom to go anywhere by using your imagination:-
The Island, by A.A. Milne
If I had a ship,
I'd sail my ship
I'd sail my ship
Through Eastern seas;
Down to a beach where the slow waves thunder -
The green curls over and the white falls under -
Boom! Boom! Boom!
On the sun-bright sand.
Then I'd leave my ship and I'd land,
And climb the steep white sand,
And climb to the trees
The six dark trees,
The coco-nut trees on the cliff's green crown -
Hands and knees
To the coco-nut trees,
Face to the cliff as the stones patter down,
Up, up, up, staggering, stumbling,
Round the corner where the rock is crumbling,
Round this shoulder,
Over this boulder,
Up to the top where the six trees stand....
And there I would rest, and lie,
My chin in my hands, and gaze
At the dazzle of the sand below,
And the green waves curling slow
And the grey-blue distant haze
Where the sea goes up to the sky....
And I'd say to myself as I looked so lazily down at the sea:
"There's nobody else in the world, and the world was made for me."
Lauren Child becomes the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019
The bestselling and award winning author and illustrator Lauren Child will take over from Chris Riddell.
Lauren Child has written many children’s books including the popular Charlie & Lola series and will take up the post for two years.
Reflecting on her role over the next couple of years, Lauren Child said ‘I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure’.
Lauren received a specially commissioned Children’s Laureate medal from outgoing Laureate Chris Riddell.
PUPIL LIBRARIAN NEWS!
With the money we raised from our book sale and raffle we were able to buy these books chosen by each class for the library.
1 Choose a book, spark your imagination
When you pick up a book, a brand new world awaits. World Book Day inspires creativity, so get stuck in!
2 Bring your favourite books to life
Read, write, draw, dress-up – there’s loads you can do to make the stories you love even more fun
3 Meet your local bookseller
They love books too – and can tell you ALL the best ones to enjoy
4 Discover brilliant authors and illustrators
There are so many out there, we’ll help you find your new favourites!
5 Raise lots of money
Not only will you have so much fun, you’ll also raise money for charity!
Don’t miss out, get involved and get your head in a book! Happy World Book Day . . .
22nd November 2016
Here are all the lovely new books we were able to buy with our Readathon Reward Voucher for the library. Thank you once again to everyone who took part!
New "If you liked the film - you'll love the book" display
We have a lovely new display in our library showing books (all of which are available in the library)
which have become popular films. We hope the children will check out the display and be inspired to read the books which have been adapted into some of their favourite films!
Thursday 22nd September.
Our 15 applicants were shortlisted to 8 for interviews which were held on Tuesday 20th September. We are delighted to announce that our new Pupil Librarians are as follows:-
Amelia Read, Daniel Watt and Gwen Hill as back up.
Holly-Rose Parsons, Freddie Abbott and George McMenemy as back up.
Our new Pupil Librarians will receive their badges in Assembly at the end of this week - congratulations!
Tuesday 20th September 2016.
Last week we handed out the job application form below for the role of Pupil Librarian to Years 4, 5 and 6. All the pupils enjoyed using the form as a life skill practice and we have now received 15 applications to consider for interview, out of which 4 will be selected. Good luck everyone!
The Queen's 90th Birthday Display
With the aim of inspiring and informing the children about our Majesty's 90th birthday, the library has got a new display to mark and celebrate this occasion. Enjoy!
The aim is to read one book from each of the seven categories below:-
Myths and Legends
Stepping into Someone’s Shoes
Magic & Mystery
Each category has a different colour sticker. The children collect 7 stickers on their cloud which sits with the others around the library rainbow. Once they have completed the challenge, the child keeps their cloud and gets a certificate. They can complete the challenge as many times as they like.