Early Years' Reading Challenge
We are delighted to have lots of Princes and Princesses joining our Library Royal Gallery of Readers. If you haven't yet completed the challenge there is still plenty of time.
Brnging the Library to MFL
One of the things we hope to do this year is from time to time have a portabe library set up in different areas of the school. That way children can access a selection of books related to a particular subject area without having to even leave the learning space.
MFL is the lucky subject area first enjoying this great new facility!
Early Years’ Reading Challenge
Last week I briefly mentioned the Early Years’ Reading Challenge in the Newsletter. Your child should now have brought home the information required to complete this. It would be wonderful if you could read with your child at home and help them to complete that aspect of the challenge.
The children can complete the school tasks during break and lunchtimes. If they visit the library our library team will help the children; they don’t need to bring anything except themselves. It is completely voluntary, but we are obviously keen to get as many children involved as possible
The reward is being photographed on our Reading Throne either dressed as a Library Reading Prince or Princess or a dress up outfit of their own choice. Having chatted to the children the idea of choosing their own dress up outfit seemed to be a strong motivation tool! Happy Reading.
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Welcome to the New Term
If you are new to our Patana family please do pop by and say hi. We would love to meet you and have some great resources for you to borrow. We can't wait to see all of our frequent borrowers too. Bring along your Patana ID card to borrow library items. If nannies are borrowing on the behalf of parents please could you drop us a line so we know that you are happy for this to happen.
The summer holiday is a very busy time for the library team preparing for the term ahead. Thanks to everyone for ensuring that displays are complete, books catalogued, and shelves are neat. That's just a tiny sample of what everyone has been doing. It is a particularly busy time for our textbook librarians, Khun Pui and Khun Aum who have ensured that over 10 000 textbooks have been processed. Fingers crossed we are all set for the term ahead!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon. As always happy reading!
The Library Team
Busy preparing for the term ahead!
Y3 and Mr Dewey's Decimal System
Throughout the year, Year 3 has been learning lots about the KS2 library: the kind of books and materials available, how to use the Library catalogue and how to find books. In Term 3, the children became experts at the Dewey Decimal System, which is used to organise fact books in the Library.
The Year 3s explored the ten different sections of the Non-Ficition Library and then explained these sections to each other. They then found out that there is a Library Hotel in New York City that is based on Mr. Dewey’s Library system! They were all very excited to think about what the hotel might be like to stay in; would there be dinosaur bones on the 5th floor in the Dinosaur room? Instruments in the Music room on the 7th floor? Fairy Tale creatures on the 3rd floor? Unfortunately, it turns out that the Library Hotel is very posh and the rooms weren’t all that different from one another, although you do get a stack of books on your chosen topic upon check-in. Filled with imaginative ideas, the Year 3s created their own Library Hotel using their knowledge of the different areas of the Dewey System. This hotel would get 5 stars for fun!
As the experts, the Year 3s wanted to pass on their knowledge and encourage other Patana students to visit the different Dewey sections. Using their persuasive writing techniques, the children have created commercials to ‘sell’ the different areas.
Watch the videos below and decide which section you most want to visit?
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