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.
Now that we have done our Star Reader test, you will all have your new levels and be quizzing regularly. Parents will soon be able to check your progress on AR.
We have had a winning entry for our cushion competition from Sophie James in Rowan Class.
We will get the cushion made and put in the library this term and get a picture in the newsletter.
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. You can still use this in school 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 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**
Go to https://live.firstnews.co.uk for articles, information and competitions.
World Book Day news, events and author/illustrator masterclasses:
Enjoy quizzing? There is a whole range of quizzes to challenge you.
Enjoy short stories? Read the winning entries for the '500 words' competition.
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 6 issues for £1
Recommendations and reviews:
https://www.shedofbooks.com/ book recommendations
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ book recommendations
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...
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.