Friday, 30 August 2013

Super Readers - Sara Reads 'I Want My Mum!'

Sara the Super Reader tells the story of the little Princess who, in times of need, ALWAYS cries for her mum! 

Friday, 23 August 2013

Super Readers - Leo Reads 'Winnie The Witch'

Leo reads this story brilliantly! Winnie shares her home with her pet, Wilbur, a black cat. They live together in a black house, with black walls, carpets and furniture! Winnie is fed up of tripping over Wilbur whenever he falls asleep so she comes up with a plan to make him stand out in the dark, gloomy house, I'm not sure Wilbur is too pleased!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Books To Read This Summer!

Booktrust have come up with a list of fantastic reads for the summer holidays. Stories include;
Julia Donaldson's Paperdolls
The Great Unexpected, By Sharon Creech
The Extincts, By Veronica Cossanteli
Find out more about these stories and others in the list by clicking on the link...

Friday, 16 August 2013

Super Readers - Chloe Reads 'Superkid'

Super Reader Chloe takes you on an action-packed adventure as she reads 'Superkid'. Fantastic reading Chloe, well done!


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Challenge Of The Week - Complete The Titles Of These KS2 Books

Some of the words are missing from the titles of these books. Use the clues underneath to help you work out the answer. You can check your answers by looking at the bottom of the page. Good luck!
1. Wordplay, riddles and poems that will make you laugh!

2. Mildred Hubble attends Miss Cackle's Academy. Her class go on a trip to the seaside for the week, but Mildred isn't happy about leaving her cat, Tabby, behind.

3. Bertie resues a white lion from Africa, they are inseperatable until Bertie is sent away to boarding school in England.

Stuart Horten moves away to the dreary town of Beeton. Stuart begins his adventure as he tries to follow the clues to help him find his great-uncle's workshop.
5. Three stories in one. It's up to you to solve the mystery of when a reckless, dangerous dare backfires.
1. The Language of Cat, 2. The Worst Witch All At Sea, 3. The Butterfly Lion, 4. Small Change For Stuart, 5. The Deadly Dare Mysteries

Monday, 12 August 2013

Autumn Term's Amazing Author - David Melling

When we return in September, the library's Amazing Author will be David Melling, author of Hugless Douglas. Take a look at the video below to find out a little more about the author/illustrator and his work.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Super Readers - Fitzroy Reads 'No-Bot, The Robot With No Bottom'

Fitzroy shares one of his favourite stories from the library, No-Bot, The Robot With No Bottom! Listen to the story of Bernard, the forgetful robot who relies on the help of his good friends to find his bottom.

Don't forget the school's Junior Librarian account is available to use online. I have created login usernames and passwords for all pupils who will be in years 4, 5 and 6 as of September. Read Monday's blog post for more information...

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Challenge Of The Week - The Singing Mermaid

Last week Shyanne was our Super Reader, sharing the story, The Singing Mermaid. Watch her video below then answer the questions underneath. The answers, as always, are at the bottom of the page. Good luck!

1. The mermaid sang to the fish in the deep blue... ?
2. What did she sing to? 
3. Where did the mermaid live?
4. Old Sam sly took the mermaid off to join what?
5. What was she made to live in?
1. Sea, 2. The Haddock, Hake and Ling, 3. Silversands, 4. The Circus, 5. A Fish Tank

Monday, 5 August 2013

Log On To Junior Librarian At Home!

I am excited to inform you of the launch of a new online version of our junior school library catalogue.  The new system allows students, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online, and students are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read, and search for new books that they may like to read.

The library catalogue, now searchable online, includes books and audio-visual resources as well as many thousands of approved websites.  You can access the system website at:

The first time you access the system it may ask you to install Microsoft Silverlight; please allow this to be downloaded and installed on your computer as the system cannot run without it.

There is also an App called ‘iMLS’, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Windows Phone 7.  This App can be freely downloaded by going to your App provider and searching ‘iMLS’.

Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help to support our commitment to improving our student’s literacy standards.
Over the coming days, we will begin to create individual log in details for each pupil.  The usernames
will be your child's full name with no breaks, then the password will be Broadford. Parents can use their child's log in details to track what they are reading and help them to choose future books.
The pupils who will be in year six when they return in September have had their details created and can now logon.

The school is strongly committed to promoting reading for pleasure.  Data from the 1970 British Cohort Study provides strong evidence for the link between children who read for pleasure and success in later life.

 I hope you find the new facility useful and welcome any feedback.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

World Book Day QR Code Quiz - Q8

How many books are there in the Hunger Games series?

Friday, 2 August 2013

Super Readers - Shyanne Reads 'The Singing Mermaid'

Shyanne is our latest Super Reader! The Singing Mermaid has been very popular amongst both boys and girls nthis year. The story follows a mermaid from Silversands who joins the circus to share her delightful singing voice!