Event reminder: You can still order books from Usborne book organiser, Tamzin Hicks. Money raised can be used for the school to purchase books. Check her Facebook page: Tamzin Hicks/Independent Usborne Organiser/Tamzin's LittleBookcase
The new term is here and we are all going to have to get used to different habits. At the moment, you won't be able to use the library but we will bring books to the classroom. That is why is it useful to be able to log in to your Junior Librarian account to keep track of your loans, search for titles/authors and reserve books.
We will get back to Accelerated Reader testing and quizzing, and parents will soon be able to check your progress on AR.
Get Silly! - Summer Reading Challenge
How did you get on with the Summer Reading Challenge? Was it silly enough? Did it help you keep up with your reading. Did you receive your downloadable certificate? We will be asking you how you got on.
IF YOU NEED A LIBRARY CARD, YOU CAN STILL GET A FREE 'BORROWBOX' CARD FROM CORNWALL LIBRARY.
**EMAIL MRS TOUT OR SEE INFORMATION BELOW**
Watch this space for a challenge or a quiz, or send in your own to test your friends.
We want to jazz up the library a bit and need your input.
Can you design a cushion for the library?
It could be an animal, a book character or a simple pattern, like a rainbow.
The winning entry will get a prize
and the cushion will be made and put in the library.
Get your entries in by Friday 11th September.
Email Mrs Tout or give your drawing to your teacher.
You should have received an email in the summer with log in details for the school library pages.
Use Junior Librarian URL https://u001999.microlibrarian.net to check your books, search for books or do a review. When we get to school after the summer you can still use this and even reserve books that you want to borrow.
Go to Reading Cloud URL https://readingcloud.net to personalise your library page and find out what you can do. We have reviews coming in - THANKS TO MILES, SOPHIE AND MYLOR!
Get quizzing - Accelerated Reader
Now we are back in school we will encourage quizzing in school. We wil also re-assess your reading levels.
You can still TRY THIS - log in to AR and click on the icon called 'AR Articles'? There are hundreds of short articles which you can quiz on. They range from Book Level 4 upwards.
More news to follow regarding the MyOn website https://readon.myon.co.uk. Click on 'Start Reading' to access thousands of e-books. Search by category or subject. There is also a 'NEWS' tab on the home page where you can access 5 daily news articles written by authors from around the world. You can also look back at saved articles, click on the links and check out the short quizzes on each article.
If you have tried the website, we would really appreciate some feedback. What did you think?
Remember, you can always check if a book has a quiz at www.arbookfind.co.uk
Not only do we have links to the weekly additions but also you can go to https://live.firstnews.co.uk.
It is worth checking out the information and competitions.
Do you love Cressida Cowell? Become an author. Each week First News readers are invited to write the next part of Cressida's story - printing it on the website!
Enjoy short stories?
Further links - We will regularly add links. Take a look and see what you think.
Free downloads relevant to our current situation:
https://www.storytimemagazine.com/subscription/halfprice/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0qz46djn6AIV2YBQBh009wJmEAAYASAAEgK5mvD_BwE half price subscription and free downloads
https://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/ first 4 issues for £1
Recommendations and reviews:
https://www.shedofbooks.com/ book recommendations
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ book recommendations
Activities and resources:
Information for Parents/Carers
You have been doing a fantastic job educating your children at home but, with the summer holidays approaching, it is important to keep up the reading:
> Read aloud
> Try and find time to read yourself
> Listen to audiobooks or storytime websites. (see below)
> Encourage any reading: e-reading apps, online articles, magazines, comics or manga, gaming books, recipes, instructions, shopping lists...
There are so many useful links and you can also find pages on Facebook such as Scholastic and The Summer Reading Challenge from the Reading Agency.
The following websites have been recommended for younger children:
Oxford owl e-books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Click ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ then ‘Free e-books for ages 3-11’. Browse the books by clicking ‘level’ and then choosing the ‘book band’ drop down menu which gives the colours we use in school.
Collins Connect: https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx
If you click on the ‘Teacher’ sign in icon and log in with the following details, you will be able to access more e-books for free.
Access to Cornwall Libraries
Families who have a Cornwall Library card can continue to access reading material by downloading the BorrowBox app (for free) and registering using their library card number (to gain access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks). RBDigital is also available (for free) by registering in the same way (to access a range of eComics, including Marvel and Disney). Visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/library.