CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Library Page 2020 - 2021

Mrs Efthymiou

Hello everyone.  Welcome to the school's library page!

I'm keeping this page updated when I can over the summer break as it would be great if children can keep up their reading.

There are so many brilliant activities online to support reading for pleasure.  I love this compilation of daily readings, drawings and writing prompts.  Links to the activities can be found here .

 

Groundswell Arts have continued to run great projects during lockdown.

We Are Still Here: Walking With Words is focusing on getting youngsters and families to send a postcard with a hope, a poem, a joke or a short piece of writing to be shared in the local community. The attachments show the format for a postcard and the address of the special postbox being set up for this! Or see more on the website: http://www.groundswellarts.com/wearehere 

You could take a photo of your postcard and share it here on Tapestry or email it to wearehere@groundswellarts.com.

Remember, we all end up throwing away or recycling boxes, such as from cereals. You could cut a postcard-sized piece from one of these for this piece of writing!

Have fun writing! Mrs Efthymiou, Librarian

 

 

Other resources to support Reading for Pleasure while school is closed

Like many teachers, I have been uploading stories, poems and activities to Tapestry, and also check in to see what children have been doing. Please also feel free to email me with suggestions or questions - librarian@chestnutsprimary.com 

 

The following are books which have been espacially writiten as result of coronovirus and the lockdown.  They are all free to access and read online.

       

Coronavirus for Children.      Staying Home    Rain Before Rainbows  The Book of Hopes - Age 8+ 

The Coronavirus for Children book is also available as a Youtube video, read by Hugh Bonneville : hereA print copy has now been released with profits going to NHS charities.

During the school closure, as librarian, I want to support our families in accessing suitable sites and resources to ensure their children are still able to read for pleasure and continue the additional activities associated with reading. 

There is so much being made available, much of it free; I will only add those websites and resources which I have previously successfully used within school or have tried and tested while I now work from home.  In a fast-changing situation, everything I add may change at short notice – I will check each item frequently.

Tuesday 9th June was Empathy Day.  I believe this is a great prompt for us all to read books which encourage us to think about how other people may feel.  Many children in Years 5 and 6 may have read Wonder by RJ Palacio, and tried to put themselves in the shoes of August, who is treated unkindly because of how he looks.  Younger children may have heard me read them Super Duper You, by Sophie Hen, with a boy highlighting what makes his sister unique.  There is a schedule of events, here all also available to catch up with later. For other empathy activities to try at home, here is the link to The Empathy Lab's Family Activity Pack.

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