learning area

Library

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up the windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life”
Sidney Sheldon.

Here at The Manor we are fortunate enough to have a wonderful library, open to all and located in the heart of the school. To cater for all tastes, it is fully stocked with a wide range of books including classics, picture, dyslexia friendly, bilingual, audio, magazines and graphic novels.

The library is open every school day and all classes, from Pre-Nursery to Year 6, enjoy a library lesson during the week. There is something very special about sitting down with a book in the library; it gives the children the opportunity to relax and immerse themselves in another world during the busyness of the school day. We particularly encourage the children to share their books, whether it be with a friend or an adult, and enjoy the opportunity to discuss it.

There is a very easy system for borrowing and returning books at all times of the school day. Our Librarian is helped by a team of Year 6 children known as our Pupil Librarians and they are integral to the day-to-day smooth running of the library.

It is hoped that the children will be exposed to many genres of literature during their time at The Manor with the ultimate aim to enable every child to develop a lifelong love of books and reading.

Where possible we have visits from authors and illustrators and encourage the children to also write to their favourite authors. World Book Day is celebrated each year and we have an annual bookmark design competition, all in addition to many other reading-related activities throughout the school year.

 

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