St Elizabeth’s has two well-
The school actively encourages all children to develop library skills, and in Key Stage 2, all children are involved in small group library skills sessions which are taught by Mrs Parker, our school Librarian. To aid classification and retrieval of books, the school uses a colour coding system in the Infant library and the Dewey Decimal system in the Junior library. Children are taught to use these systems, to take responsibility for the upkeep of the libraries and even become Junior Librarians in Year 6!
Mrs Parker also runs a number of popular lunchtime Book Clubs for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, with over 100 children currently attending across the school.
The ‘Read Aloud’ initiative is designed to encourage parents to read to their children from Reception right the way through to Year 6.
Recent studies show that only 17% of children between the ages of 9 –
Each month Mrs Parker selects a book that is suitable to be read aloud to children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Details about the book will be published together with links to associated activities and games that can be enjoyed as a family.
There are many events for the children throughout the course of the school year to promote literacy and reading for enjoyment, including Roald Dahl Day, National Poetry Day, Book Week and the Termly Reading Challenge. In addition, there are several creative writing competitions as well as the ‘Star Readers’ initiative.