St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Library

At St. Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that reading is an important life skill and we therefore encourage a love of reading for pleasure. Through the use of our library, we endeavour to ensure all children have access to high quality books to provide opportunities for independent learning and increasing their knowledge through literary research.

There is plenty of space for children to sit and read for pleasure, listen to others, discuss and share books and information. Why not sit in Narnia and read Aslan a story book?

Within our school library, there is a vast range of exciting book-based reading challenges available for pupils of all ages. Additionally, there are a number of reading games for pupils to enjoy with others or independently.

Our school library provides a range of fiction and non-fiction books for children to utilise at any time. These are available for children to read in school and can be borrowed by children to enjoy at home. There is a reference section, which includes Atlases, Bibles and Dictionaries that cannot be borrowed by the children, as they are for using in the library, or in classrooms. Similarly, there is a range of large fiction and non-fiction picture books available for use in the library or in classrooms that cannot be borrowed by the children.

Our fiction section has recently been updated, thanks to money raised from our previous Book Fair. In addition, a vast range of large ‘WOW’ books has recently been purchased for the library to inspire pupils’ interest in subjects across the curriculum.

In order to support and inspire a love of reading at home, why not try one of the following websites:

-       https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories

-       http://www.goodnightstories.com/read.htm

-       http://www.readathon.org/the-storymaker/?gclid=CMeb7vvI29ECFQoA0wodBIcMZg

-       www.storybird.com