Reading

Our Library

Our library is open to children in all year groups each week. Children can come in to enjoy the books quietly or be read with by one of our fantastic library helpers. The children can also take out one book a week to take home and continue to enjoy and practice reading.

Our Stay and Read sessions are on Tuesdays & Thursdays, they will run from 9:00 - 09:30 so please allow your children to register as normal in their classes and they will come down to meet you in the Library. 

In years 1 and 2, Stay and Read sessions are in the classrooms on a Wednesday, but they will alternate each week so that a class at a time will get to spend the session in the Library. These Stay & Read sessions is a wonderful opportunity for you and your children to share some precious time with each other developing their reading skills and demonstrating the importance of reading for pleasure.

The Library will also be open from 3:15- 3: 30 on Thursday after school for children to return or borrow new books.

                                             

Year 3 

Year 4   Year 5

Year 6

 

Chelsea: Tuesday 5th February

Tower: Thursday 7th February

 

 

Lambeth:  Tuesday 15th January

                 Tuesday 19th March

Kew:         Thursday 17th January

                 Thursday 21st March

Albert:        Tuesday 22nd Janaury

                   Tuesday 26th March

Richmond:  Thursday 24th January

                   Thursday 28th March

Westminster: Tuesday 29th January

 

Blackfriars: Thursday 31st January

 

 

Nursery

AM : Tuesday 12th February

PM (3pm):  Thursday 14th February

 

 

Reception: 

Willows:   Tuesday 12th March

Cherries:  Thursday 14th March

 

 

Year 2

Every Wednesday 

 

 

 

Year 1

Every Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 Children’s Voices  

          

You can find new authors and you can get lost in their books” – Jada (Year 3 Chelsea)

“It’s fun to read and learn new words” – Cheryl (Year 1 Maples)

“It’s really good to read. I like it in Oliver when he asks for more” – Caitlin (Year 3 Tower)

Book recommendations

 

Reception stay and reading mornings 

  

Once a week we are opening our library for parents to come and read with their children. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your children to share some precious time with each other developing their reading skills and demonstrating the importance of reading for pleasure.

We are currently finding new ways to make our library an inspiring and inviting place. We will be having a library re-launch later this term; therefore, we will be organising Stay and Reads for later in the term also. We are extremely excited to share it with everyone​ and hope to see you at the re-launch!

 

Special reading events

At Horn Park we try to promote reading as much as possible; one of the ways we do this is by celebrating the lives and work of famous children’s authors as well as other important reading events.

Roald Dahl Day

      

On the 13th September, we celebrated the  life and work of Roald Dahl. The children came dressed as their favourite Dahl characters and classes read extracts and short stories by the author.

World Book day

On Thursday 1st March we will be celebrating World Book Day. The children will be allowed to come dressed as their favourite character from any book and they will be having a special story telling session with our guest story teller Liz Fost.

 

 

Summer 2017

We have had a fantastic year in the library. Parents and children from across the school have enjoyed our ‘Stay and Read’ sessions and we are excited to get them up and running again in September.

      

World Book Day

We had a brilliant World Book week back in March, where we were visited by one of our favourite authors, Laura Dockrill, who writes books such as ‘Darcy Burdock’. Children had the opportunity to spend some time with her thinking about what inspires them and how this would translate into their writing. We hope to invite Laura back again soon. 

        

We also held a book fair every day as well as a poster competition which were both a huge success. As well as this, we had a surprise guest-Bookman-who came to teach us about his superhero job

        

Children enjoyed discussing their favourite books as a class and also linked our love of reading to other lessons such as Maths, where children were able to compare the number of words in books and look at averages and data. The staff even dressed up too!

               

 

Anthony Horrowitz live link up!

Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to go to Thomas Thallis School to meet Anthony Horrowitz. There they found out all about the inspiration behind his novels and exclusive untold information about his up and coming book.

When choosing which pupil’s questions to answer, we were lucky enough to be chosen and it was streamed live on facebook!

      

Autumn 2016

It has been an exciting start to the year with our school library holding a number of stay and read sessions. These sessions provide parents/family members the opportunity to come and enjoy a book with their child, as well as choose from our large selection of exciting books.

Children have enjoyed being able to continue to borrow books to take home; building on the ‘love of reading’ ethos that surrounds our school community.

‘I love finding my favourite books and reading them to my sister at home.' Emily

‘I like coming to the library because it helps me feel calm, so I can enjoy a book.' Ryan

The library is lucky enough to have librarians that care for it and help run our lunch time clubs.

Last month we celebrated Roald Dahl Day.  Click here to find out some fun facts about his life and read some of the books he wrote

Future dates for the diary

March 2nd 2017 World Book Day

This is a fun filled week, where we will be celebrating our love of reading through a number of learning opportunities. During this week we will be having a visit from an author as well as some surprise characters. Start planning your outfits now!

Challenge: Extreme Reading

Where is the strangest /most interesting place you have read? Take a photograph of yourself reading in an unusual place and you will get your picture on the website.