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HOB lunchtime club
Nov
23
2016

HOB lunchtime club

We’ve had a lovely lunchtime today enjoy books at HOB (Hooked In Books) club with Miss Partridge. Seventeen children popped in to enjoy some some quiet time reading and chatting about books.

 

The children enjoyed relaxing on cushions and enjoying a range of books. Max especially loved reciting some rhyming poems!

 

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Non-Fiction November
Nov
1
2016

Non-Fiction November

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Did you know that Non-Fiction November has just begun?

Libraries everywhere are concentrating on their non-fiction sections and encouraging readers to see what they can discover along the shelves.  You may find out more about a subject you are already interested in, or discover a completely new topic you want to investigate.

Why not use this month to achieve your non-fiction reading award?

Come along to your library and make sure you know how to locate non-fiction books – using the Dewey Decimal System and the ‘Where’s that Book?’ guides – then amaze your friends with your fascinating factual expertise!

Mrs Bryant

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Best Bear in All the World
Oct
4
2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Best Bear in All the World

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It is not only Her Majesty the Queen who celebrates her 90th birthday this year.  For the whole of the month of October, the ‘Best Bear in All the World ‘ – also known as Winnie the Pooh – is enjoying this special occasion too.

A corner of our library has been transformed into ‘Pooh Corner’, decorated with bunting and packed with poems and stories about Winnie and his friends.  Come and visit – you can imagine you’re in the Hundred Acre Wood and share some of the original stories and rhymes.

There are also two new short stories:  “When Pooh met Penguin” introducing a new friend, and “Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday” where Pooh gets to go to London and meet the Queen.

Happy 90th Birthday Winnie the Pooh!

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MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE
Jul
1
2016

MILLION MINUTES READING CHALLENGE

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Phew, the Challenge is over!  Well done everyone for recording all the time you spent reading during this week-long challenge.  Did you surprise yourselves at just how much reading you do?

Mrs Saunders’ class were in first place in school, reading for 14,247 minutes, with Miss Hayball’s class not far behind.  The challenge was open to schools across Devon and Cornwall and Mrs Saunders’ class were in second place overall which is amazing.  Unfortunately we didn’t win a prize for coming second but I hope you all enjoyed taking part.

The Library was noticeably busier than usual during the week as you all wanted to read more and more. I hope you will keep up your reading over the Summer holiday.  You could take part in the ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ at Crediton Library.

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS!
Jun
21
2016

NEW LIBRARY BOOKS!

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We had an exciting visit from the Mobile Library Van last Tuesday.  The children in Year 2 were able to board the van in small groups where they met Jade from the School Library Service.

She showed them round the van and explained how the books were arranged. Everyone then chose two new books to add to our library – some even managed three if they really couldn’t decide what to leave behind!

Jade was very impressed with our keen young readers and their knowledge of books – they certainly know what they like!

After lunch the Year 6 Librarians were able to choose the rest (with Mrs Bryant sneaking in a few of her own choices too) until we had a pile of 200 books.  These have now been catalogued and are available in the library – on the shelves near the desk.

Some challenging reads for Years 5 and 6 are on the shelves near the computer desks, these will not be issued to younger children who can look forward to reading them when they are a bit older.

Now you can borrow and enjoy your choices of books and recommend them to your friends throughout the school.  Perhaps you could read one or two during our ‘Million Minutes’ Challenge.

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'One Million Minutes' Devon Schools Reading Challenge
Jun
13
2016

'One Million Minutes' Devon Schools Reading Challenge

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The whole school is getting ready to take part in this exciting challenge –

Schools throughout Devon are competing to see who spends the most time reading each day.  The winners will receive £1.000 to spend on library equipment, books or perhaps to create a new reading corner for their school.

For one week – Wednesday 22nd to Wednesday 29th June – everyone will keep a note of the minutes they spend reading: at home, in class, reading alone or in a group, or even being read to –

every minute counts!

You will be given a bookmark on which to record the number of minutes you spend reading each day, and each class will have a chart to show the total minutes each day.  You can help your teachers add up the class totals and this will be entered on the Challenge’s website each day.

We are all going to have a practice run this Friday, 27th June, just to get used to keeping track of the time we spend reading.  Friday’s minutes will not count in the final totals but should help us get ready for the challenge!

Let’s see if we can help towards a grand total of

ONE MILLION MINUTES ENJOYING OUR READING

and maybe win a prize for our school!

World Book Day Parade
Mar
4
2016

World Book Day Parade

Here are an amazing cast of magical and mythical creatures and book characters created by our imaginative members of Lower Key Stage 2.

Can you recognise your friends?

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD BOOK DAY!
Mar
4
2016

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD BOOK DAY!

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We all had a brilliant day celebrating books and reading in lots of different ways – from pyjama parties for sharing bedtime stories, to an abundance of Roald Dahl characters and a great variety of mythical and magical creatures.

Years 3 & 4 were spellbound by a super story-teller.

Lots of amazing book-related artwork was created which I am sure will be on display around the school.

Look out for news and photographs from each unit to show how much they enjoyed themselves.

And, of course, everyone got their £1.00 Book Token,

What an amazing day – Mrs (Harry Potter) Bryant

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READ FOR MY SCHOOL CHALLENGE update
Feb
29
2016

READ FOR MY SCHOOL CHALLENGE update

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Can we make it 1,000 books by World Book Day this Thursday?

Well done to all of you in KS2 who have been registering each book you read on the RFMS website.  As I write this we have just reached a total of 960 books read, so I am sure we can break the 1,000 barrier by Thursday.

It seems that some of you have been unable to record your reading.  If you have problems achieving this    at home please try to sort it out in school – come and see me in the library or ask your teacher for a few minutes on a computer to get started.  Our total will then dramatically increase and so will our chances     of winning awards and prizes.

Happy reading everyone!

Mrs Bryant

DON'T MISS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ENTER STORY COMPETITION!
Feb
23
2016

DON'T MISS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ENTER STORY COMPETITION!

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The deadline to enter the 500 Word Story Competition is at 7.00pm THIS Thursday 25th February.

If you do want to enter and haven’t yet submitted your story to the website, now is the time to do it.  Please don’t leave it until the last minute in case there are problems with the website being overloaded.

Give your story a last-minute check for brilliance, as well as making sure you haven’t gone over 500 words.

Well done to all of you who have had a go, and I look forward to receiving my pile of stories to read and to choosing my favourite.

GOOD LUCK SUPER STORYTELLERS!

Mrs Bryant

Keep up the Reading!
Feb
12
2016

Keep up the Reading!

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Don’t forget to spend some time with a book (or maybe lots of them) over the half-term holiday. As you complete each one, make sure you add it to your total  on the “Read for My School” website.

It’s been great to watch the total going up and up each day – we’re up to 630 this afternoon (Friday 12th).

Enjoy your reading and have a great week off.

Mrs Bryant

READING ROUNDABOUT BOOKS ARE HERE!
Feb
8
2016

READING ROUNDABOUT BOOKS ARE HERE!

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                                     lots of lovely new books in your Library for you to read and enjoy:

Everyone in KS2 was involved in choosing new books for our Library.  You did this by taking part in the Reading Roundabout activity with Nicola Cowling from the School Library Service.  This involved two very lively mornings in the library and resulted in over 300 new books being selected for everyone to borrow.

Well done for choosing such a brilliant and varied range of titles to suit everyone.

These titles are now all catalogued on the library system and are available for you to borrow.  They are on a separate bookcase for now to make it easier for you to find the particular books you chose.

Don’t forget to review the books and recommend them to each other.

So come to the Library and grab a good read!

Mrs Bryant

READ FOR MY SCHOOL CHALLENGE
Feb
8
2016

READ FOR MY SCHOOL CHALLENGE

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I hope all of you in years 3, 4, 5, and 6 have now managed to log on to the ‘Read for My School’ website and are recording all your reading this term.

We want you to read and enjoy even more books than usual and get the chance to win prizes for your school and awards for yourselves.

The ever-increasing total of books you read this term will be on display in the Library  

      – it was 552 books when Mrs Bryant checked this afternoon (Monday 8th February)

Look out for recommended reads and reviews to help you choose your  next book.  Don’t forget you can read books in any format that suits you.

(If you have any problems accessing the website ask your teacher or Mrs Bryant for help)

Happy Reading!

Mrs Bryant

New pets in the Library
Oct
6
2015

New pets in the Library

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If you go down to your library today, you may meet two new additions to the ‘menagerie’ of book loving animals who live there:

You will probably have met these feline characters before:  the tiger from “The Tiger Who Came to Tea”, and Mog the cat who has a whole series of books written about her adventures.  Both these characters were invented, drawn and written about by a famous author called Judith Kerr.

Mrs Bryant was lucky enough to see this amazing lady at a Children’s Book Festival she went to recently.  As well as being a brilliant illustrator and writer, Judith Kerr has had a fascinating life and has also written books about having to flee from Germany before the Second World War.  She and her family moved around Europe and finally found a safe place to live – England.

She is now 91 years old and has a wealth of stories to tell.  In fact she’s just published a new book based on the time her father tried to rescue a baby seal and keep it on his balcony!  Mrs Bryant couldn’t resist buying a copy of this for herself, as well as the two ‘pets’ who are sitting comfortably on the shelves – why not pop along and meet them?

CALLING ALL LIBRARY BOOKS!
Jul
7
2015

CALLING ALL LIBRARY BOOKS!

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when we ask everyone to return every book to the school library.  Please check your school trays, book bags, even under your bed for any books reluctant to be found.

Please try to find and finish reading your books over the weekend, then return them early next week. 

See if you can make Mrs Bryant disappear under a huge pile of returned books!

If you’re not sure if you have a book, or can’t remember which one, come and ask in the library, we can easily check up for you.

Our books lead busy lives being issued, read and returned to the library all year.  Like you they deserve a restful Summer holiday,

Thank you,

 

 

A Summer full of Reading!
Jul
3
2015

A Summer full of Reading!

I hope you will all keep reading through the long Summer holidays – maybe on those long journeys, on the beach, in the garden, or just curled up in your favourite place.  Try to always have a book nearby to dip in to whenever you need a bit of peace and quiet.

There are two exciting reading events you can get involved in this Summer:

 

CREDITON LIBRARY – SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

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The theme this year is ‘Record Breakers’.  Sign up at your local library, borrow and read at least six library books of your own choice, collecting stickers along the way.  The lovely library staff will give you any help you need and tell you about the related fun activities.

You will receive a certificate and a medal for completing the challenge.

 

CREDITON COMMUNITY BOOKSHOP – JUNIOR READING GROUP

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Meeting at the Book Shop at 10.00am on Fridays throughout the holidays.  You can take along the book you are reading, meet new friends and enjoy free juice and biscuits.  You will get to see what new books have arrived in the shop, and get £1.00 off any books that you buy.

You will be awarded a certificate when you’ve read six books.

 

Please ask me for any further information you need on either of these great ideas to keep you enjoying reading all Summer long.  Or just call in to the library or the book shop to get yourself involved.

I will be asking for ALL School Library books to be returned during the next week, so these activities are a great way to make sure you can still get your hands on as many books as you want during the holidays.

Mrs Bryant

 

 

BBc 500 Words Top 50 Stories
May
12
2015

BBc 500 Words Top 50 Stories

Want to read some brilliant short stories?

Log on to the BBC 500 Words Website and read or listen to the top fifty finalists (from over 100,000 entries – some of which Mrs Bryant had the chance to judge on for the third year).

You can read the stories on-screen or listen to them being read by drama students and some of the celebrity judges.

By the end of this month the winners will be narrowed down to the top three in each age group –

see if you can choose the winners.

www.bbc.co.uk/500words

 

 

What's On?
May
11
2015

What's On?

Looking for somewhere to go, activities to take part in, a day out or perhaps a trip to the theatre?

Come along to your Library and check out the NEWSDESK area.  There are brochures, leaflets and programmes galore.

I have collected lots of information on local attractions, walking and cycling maps, and lots more.

If you know of any exciting local events coming up, please bring in a leaflet or brochure to add to our collection.

Reading Roundabout in Year 5/6NP
Mar
5
2015

Reading Roundabout in Year 5/6NP

This morning, we have been really lucky to have Nicola Cowling (from the School Library Services) working with us. We worked in groups and rotated around 6 different stations. Each station was a different genre, e.g.  stories from the past; wild about animals and thrills and chills. It gave us a chance to look at books we may not normally look at.

 

A big thank you to Nicola for joining us – we had lots of fun.

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Year 5/6 Parents come back to school!!
Oct
7
2014

Year 5/6 Parents come back to school!!

We are having a lovely time sharing books with family members in our Year 5/6 book cafe. We are overwhelmed by how many families have come in and we can’t thank you enough.  It’s been lovely seeing everyone so engrossed in reading books.

Thank you for coming,

From all of the Year 5/6 team

 

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