At Ashleigh we believe that reading is at the heart of all learning. Whilst all pupils are encouraged to read their reading book every night, reading for pleasure is an essential and lifelong skill. The library forms a huge part of this and we are very fortunate at Ashleigh to have a dedicated library which is used by all the pupils in the school.
Every week, each class visit the library on a designated day with their class teacher. Each child is allowed to borrow one book at this session. These books need to be returned EVERY WEEK. If your child would like to renew the book for another week that is fine, just let the class teacher know. Library certificates are issued when everyone in class remembers their book, so please try and remember your book every week.
We also have optional library sessions:
- Join us for Family Browsing on Monday evenings 3.30pm-4pm (children can borrow two extra books in addition to their class library book; all children must be accompanied by an adult)
- KS2 Book Club runs on Thursday lunchtimes 12.30-1pm; children can come and read quietly with their own book, take part in a craft activity, or listen to our ongoing book.
- There are lots of opportunities for children to develop skills alongside reading. We recruit judges for the Fantastic Book Awards from Y5 each year, and we are trialling a Junior Librarians scheme which gives pupils the chance to help run the library and improve their research skills. All the children are very welcome to submit book reviews and recommendations, many of which are used in displays and inform our book-buying plans.