Library Update summer 1

The number of children regularly borrowing books from the Library continues to grow and we have just received a long awaited order. So we now have an even more exciting range of fiction and non fiction books.
If you log into the iMLS app as guest (CV6 5DP and choose “Broad Heath”) you will see a sample of the new books available.
You can also see books that have recently been returned (if you are waiting for one) and what the most popular loans have been.
You can also view reviews of books (where they have them). Why don’t you be the first from Broad Heath to write a review of a book you have just read!

There are plans for the “circulation” area of the Library to be upgraded. A huge thanks to the Year 5 and 6 Junior Librarians who are keeping the Library ticking over.

Celebrating ROALD DAHL

About Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and a treasury of original, evergreen, and beloved children’s books. He remains for many the world’s No. 1 storyteller. Born in Llandaff, Wales, on 13th […]

End of term and Yr6 Librarians!

Our Broad Heath Library wouldn’t function efficiently without our Junior Librarians. That is why it is sad to see our Yr6 JLs leaving us. Hopefully they will have learnt some new skills which they can use in their next school and beyond. The good news is that the Yr5 children will “step up to the […]

Visit to Waterstones Book Shop

Today the Broad Heath Junior Librarians visited Waterstones Book shop in the city centre. There was a brief tour of the shop (including places where the public aren’t allowed!) and time to purchase some books for the school library. Hopefully their own blogs will tell you what it was like! Come on Junior Librarians!

International Women’s Day (8 March)

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of different ideologies.  This Women's Day, […]

Update- The Bumper book Quiz

Due to school closure today, winners will be announced on 07 March 2018, Wednesday afternoon If you still have not submitted your quiz entries, then you can do it now. All entries should be submitted before Monday 5th March 2018. Good Luck

World Book Day – The Bumper Book Quiz

                 As you all know, we will be celebrating World book day on Thursday 1st March. This year, school Library will be running a world book week quiz. We would like all year groups to participate in the quiz.  You can write your answers on a piece of paper with […]

World Book Day – Thursday 1st March

   World Book Day   As you you know, we will be celebrating World book day on Thursday 1st March. This year, we will be having a whole school shared book. The book will be: Flotsam by David Wiesner. This is an amazing book and should provide lots of learning opportunities for us. We also […]

Library turns over a new page

Broad Heath Library has seen a few changes over recent weeks. The most important change is the introduction of a Library Admin Assistant, Mrs. Hanan Sherif. She has already made her presence felt with the initiation of new display materials and ideas to get the children reading. She is enjoying her new role and I […]

Encouraging older children to read

Encouraging older children to read As children get older, there’s no need to stop enjoying sharing books and reading together. Research has shown that children who enjoy reading and spend more time reading for pleasure have better reading and writing skills, a broader vocabulary, and an increased general knowledge and understanding of other cultures. But […]

Book trust primary Book bundle- Competition!!

           Calling all students of Broad Heath Primary School I request all students with the help of their parents to enter Broad Heath Primary school in the following competition and make us win the primary book bundle. One lucky library is about to get their hands on over 75 books. There’s […]

Library Update

The Library is looking great and we have just taken delivery of a large quantity of new books which will be available to borrow after Christmas. To see the new titles (and the old) you can download the iMLS app for iPad, tablet, phone etc. and log in as a guest using the school postcode CV6 5DP. […]

Competition for Library Display

The new shelving in the Library is looking great but it needs some creative images from YOU! Above each rack is a space for a header; we need 9 of them. It must be a circular image. Could your contribution be one of those chosen? Only beautiful, well finished items will be chosen. The Junior Librarians will […]

New Library Shelving

At last the new Library shelving has been fitted and filled. It has made a huge difference to the way the Library looks, feels and functions. All the comments have been positive and it has made for a more spacious area for reading and learning. Thanks again to the Foyle’s Foundation for the grant which […]

Make your vote count!

The planning for the new Library shelving is now complete and we are only a few weeks away from installation. The Junior Librarians are very excited! We now have many science and technology books in the new science/technology pod. This is now a “satellite” Library for specialised books and includes biographies, text books, computer programming, encyclopaedias […]

Brains Jailor Ruin

And so it begins; the new term has started, the Library has been changed around and the audio book corner established – in a corner! Initial comments are positive. The Library is in use and the Junior Librarians are gearing themselves up for the coming weeks! (They began their duties straight away without me having […]

Summer Holiday Competition

Here is a brilliant, thought provoking competition for you or your child to enter. It is to think about a job they would like to have in the future. Whether it is the brains behind bringing water to the Kalahari Desert or building the first robot hairdresser or being an alien lawyer… There are prizes […]

Application details for the role of Junior Librarian

Application details for the role of Junior Librarian (current Yrs4 and 5 only) The Library area is one of the most used areas in the school – used by around 300 children through the week and processing about 6000 books through the year. As such it needs constant tidying and monitoring so that everything is […]

Keen Junior Librarians

I just happened to mention that I was planning a series of training videos for those who were considering becoming a Junior Librarian! Before you could say “Hogwarts”, they were on it. Here is an undercover preview of their filming. Some of it may need adapting but their keenness is amazing. Well done all of […]

Junior Librarians visit W H Smith

Broad Heath Junior Librarians paid a visit to the West Orchard branch of W H Smith today. They met the manager and asked him some very good questions. How old was W H Smiths? How many books were there? Which was the most popular, fiction or non fiction?…      First they were shown the […]

Junior Librarians visit to W H Smith

This Wednesday (28th) the school Junior Librarians are visiting the W H Smith store in Coventry city centre. They will be meeting the manager and purchasing some books which they feel will be of value to the school. Junior Librarians – we will be leaving straight after registration, walking to the store and returning by about […]

World Book Day 2018!

The next World Book Day is a while away yet but here is some information about new books, ideas for practical activities and web sites to visit. Have a look! The Library has had another delivery of new books. Remember to log on to the iMLS web site and find out what they are […]

Library Update

The Library continues to be a hub for children’s book enthusiasm. We will soon be announcing the winner of the Library Reading Competition for this half term. 6W have done really well in the past; will they continue their winning streak? I can see that another class is yapping at their heels! Remember that every day […]

And the winner is…

CONGRATULATIONS to AMELIA in 3W for being the winner of the Library “Guess the Books” competition. Thanks to all of you who had a go at it. Answers were: Awful Auntie Paddington Bear (Takes the Air) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Hobbit Percy Jackson (and the Lightning Thief) Diary of a Wimpy […]

World book day – Handwriting competition

Handwriting competition winners Here are the winners for our handwriting competition with their prizes! The quality of handwriting from these children and many across the school was amazing! Well done everyone! Many of your teachers were extremely proud of you. From what I saw, I can see why your teachers were happy.  Your challenge now […]

World Book Day

What a great turn out of book characters. Well done children! Many books were represented including Harry Potter, the Hobbit, Worst Witch, Alice in Wonderland, The Twits… Many of these books are to be found in our Library – come and have a look or ask one of the Junior Librarians if you can’t find […]

World book day!

   World Book Day   As you you know, we will be celebrating World book day on Thursday. You all should know what book your class will be studying on this day. I’m sure it will be a great day for all. As part of this day, there will a handwriting competition. You will all […]

World Book Day March 2nd

Want some ideas for books and book related activities? Want to win some money? Want to be challenged with competitions? Then take a look at the World Book Day website below: You will find a wide range of resources and activities to get you motivated. Let everyone know if you take up one of […]