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Learning in the Library Blog: 

Day to Day Life in the Library

Published Friday, January 21, 2011.
Last updated: Friday, January 21, 2011

Hi Everyone

It has been another fun packed week in the libraries. I have enjoyed teaching Mr Wood's Year 5 class and was very impressed by their knowledge of authors and why they think reading is valuable. The photographs are coming in from our Primary Competition. Ms Measures class have sent in some great poses that will be displayed in the Primary library early next week. The Primary library is looking absolutely stunning, largely due to the incredible hard work of Khun Aum and Khun Lyn. Their creativity has no bounds!

In the Secondary Library the team have been promoting the new resources. Khun Tin has led this initiative and it is lovely for students, teachers and parents to have the opportunity to see the new resources that we have. We are, of course, a bit squashed for space in our current premises, but that just makes look forward even more to our exciting move late February or early March.

 Teachers looking at new resources

TOK students have been busy in the library this morning, ensuring that they have orginal and interesting examples for their TOK essays. The journals, magazines and databases proved to be very useful to them. The gentle hum of noise reflecting enthusiastic and diligent hard work was really heart warming.


Students busy working.

Year 7 have also been in the library this morning with Mr Blake for a Maths lesson. It has been really great this term for the students to realise how useful a resource the library is in this area. This applies equally to Science where Ms Houghton has been teaching the children how to search for information from different areas, resulting in superb Science Top Trump Cards. These skills will be built on in Year 8 where the students will be analysing and evaluating information found. Parents are also becoming frequent visitors to the library which is great.

Preparations are in full flow for Bali Rai's visit. I strongly recommend students read his books before his arrival. Books wiht more adult content have been labelled KS4 so that parents can monitor their childrens' reading.

All in all, it has been a great week. The highlight perhaps being the preparations for World Book Day on the 3rd March. We are going to ask teachers and students to dress up as a character from their favourite book. Dressing up days usually occur more in Primary so we are hoping that everyone will enter the spirit of the day and we are cautiously optimistic that it may coincide with the completion of our magnificent new library building. The photo below shows that the building work is progressing well.

Have a lovely weekend reading and see you next week.

Ms Sal











Comment By Malcolm Blake 

What a lovely way to spend a morning. The library has been a very useful resource for my teaching today. Firstly in with TOK, doing research for their final assessed essay. Secondly, my Year 7 students have been gathering data on word lengths used in a variety of different types and styles of books. A most serene and useful end to my week.
Cheers, Mr. B

Published on Friday, January 21, 2011