The library is open all day, every day, for students to read, study and socialise.
Our school librarian is Mrs Bosett-Roberts and her assistant is Mr Sandiford.
When can students use the library?
All students at Castle Hill have a weekly reading lesson in the library. Students are taught how to use the library, they develop reading and comprehension skills and are given time to read for pleasure.
Students can also access the library during our daily morning reading time.
Students can read and quiz their Accelerated Reader books during their library time. This enables them to improve their reading skills, and achieve their Accelerated Reader termly points targets. They receive feedback on their progress from Mrs Bosett-Roberts during these sessions.
Accelerated Reader is a reading scheme which is used by all students at Castle Hill.
Students read books that are the appropriate reading level for them and then take a quiz about their book either in class or in the library. This can be done in form time, any break or lunch, or during library lessons.
Students and parents can track progress using the Home Connect program, which is linked to Accelerated Reader. To access this click on the Home Connect Link below:
Log in details are on the front page of each student's reading record.
There is a website called AR Bookfind that students can use to see whether or not their books can be quizzed. Books from the school library, home and public libraries can all be quizzed, as can e-books, but the quiz can only be taken in school.
For more information about any of the above, please contact Mrs Bosett-Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for supporting your child with reading
- Make reading enjoyable for you and your child - it’s a time for closeness, talking and fun.
- Build reading into the daily routine - ‘little and often’ is best.
- Get comfortable - find somewhere quiet, warm and cosy with good lighting and no distractions.
- Discuss books - ask questions, eg. ‘What has happened so far?’, ‘What do you think will happen next?’.
- Maintain the flow - don’t interrupt immediately to correct but help with unknown words that don’t sound out (use letter sounds to sound out rather than alphabet names).
- Communicate with school via your child’s reading record.
BookTrust is a great website to visit for more reading tips, activities and information:
Anyone fancy a game of Book Bingo?