Charlton Church of England Primary School
Barton Road, Dover, Kent CT16 2LX   Tel 01304 201275   Email  headteacher@charlton.kent.sch.uk
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Key Stage 2 Library

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Our   library   provides   a   stimulating   environment   which   will   encourage   our   children   to   develop   a life-long   love   of   books   and   reading.      There   is   a   wide   range   of   fiction   books   available   for leisure   reading,   plus   a   good   selection   of   non-fiction   supporting   the   curriculum   and   leisure interests. When   they   have   read   a   book   children   are   encouraged   to   fill   in   book-marks   giving   the   book   a star   rating,   what   they   liked   best   about   it   and   other   books   they   have   enjoyed.     The   book-marks are left in the book to help other children when making their choice of what to read. Year   6   pupils   assist   in   the   running   of   the   library   as   Pupil   Librarians,   helping   the   Teaching Assistant   who   runs   the   library.      We   were   amazed   at   the   number   of   applications   we   received for   the   Pupil   Librarian   posts   and   found   it   very   difficult   deciding   who   to   put   on   our   short   list   to interview.      We   usually   ask   for   applicants   for   the   role   of   Pupil   Librarian   from   Year   5   in   the Spring   Term.      The   successful   applicants   can   then   gain   experience   from   working   with   the current Year 6 during the Summer Term. If   you   would   like   more   information   and   ideas   about   encouraging   your   child   to   read   below   are some websites you may find useful.
Book Trust This   links   to   the   children's   section   of the   Book   Trust   website   (which   also   has lots    of    information    about    books    for adults    and    teens)    and    has    lots    of information   and   advice   on   children’s books and reading.
Online Reference Library Access    at    home    to    wide    range    of resources     such     as     the     Children’s Encyclopaedia   Britannica   all   for   FREE!     You    just    need    to    enter    your    library card   number   so   make   sure   you   join Dover Library (that’s free too!)
Words for Life Information     for     parents     to     help encourage     reading     and     a     love     of books.   Divided   into   sections   by   age: Baby   –3   years,   3–5   years,   5–7   years   and 7-11 years.