Author Visit 17th March 2020
John Dougherty author of over 30 books including ‘There’s a Pig Up My Nose’ and the ‘Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face’ series of books was in school reading extracts from his story and poetry books. John also played his guitar and sang songs with the children. There was time for questions and answers at the end of each session.
John stayed at the end of the day to sign copies of his books.
We are very grateful to The Helen Foundation for funding this event and the Pavilions Teignmouth for helping us to organise it.
Year 1 children were invited to the library after school where they enjoyed colouring in butterfly pictures and making butterflies. The session finished with the children listening to the ‘Monkey Puzzle’ story. There was some great audience participation.
The children all looked amazing in their World Book Day costumes, thank you to everyone that helped with the costumes.
In addition to dressing up for World Book Day, we held a Share a Million Stories assembly. The children sat and listened to a story called “Ameliaranne and the Green Umbrella” which is 100 years old! We also had a visitor from Morrisons in Teignmouth who presented us with a selection of books for our library, these were received by two of our librarians. Thank you very much Morrisons.
Foundation children were invited to the library after school where they enjoyed colouring in pictures of Zog and making Zog masks. The session finished with the children listening to the story of Zog with some great audience participation.
One of our hard-working librarians has been helping Mrs Hurt to collect the ‘Share a Million Stories’ totals from each of the classes.
The total of stories shared so far are a whopping 1374!
Well done everyone; keep on sharing!
The Library is currently feeling a little bit like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard…
If you have any library books at home, please return them to the library before the end of next week (Friday 22nd March) and our team of librarians will get them back on the shelves for all to enjoy!
I will be closing the library this Friday as we are in the process of changing the library system over to a new provider. We currently have 1, 452 books out on loan!
Please could you have a good search around at home and return any books you find by Friday,
Last week applications opened for new Pupil Librarians for the next academic year. I received 21 excellent applications with some very persuasive reasons!
” I’m very friendly and love to help to be part of our school community.”
“I like to challenge myself with my reading.”
“I want to help people and find the right book for them.”
“Being a ‘bookworm’, I will be able to make recommendations for others based on the books I’ve read.”
“I’m very neat and tidy, and have good communication skills.”
“I have good time keeping skills and am never, ever late for breakfast!”
Training begins on Friday!
As we roll forward into our final term together this year, please could I ask all pupils who have used the library this year to have a good search at home for any overdue library books that may be lurking around… Bring them….
The race has begun! Taking advantage of Year 5’s absence, Fir and Ebony have taken an early lead on 8%, closely followed by Oak and Holly on 7%, with Cherry (6%) and Redwood (5%) following on behind. Get reading and help your horse gallop towards the finish line!
The horses are in the paddock, ready to race in the Hazeldown Gold Cup this term! Which class will reach the finishing post first and lift the Gold Cup?
Thanks to three children and sixty-six small dogs, reading targets have been smashed at Hazeldown School this term! Year 3 and 4 have been enjoying ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ while Year 5 have all shared the story of ‘The Railway Children’ this term. Year 6 are almost finished with ‘The Wolf Wilder’ so I am expecting a turbo-charged surge from them very soon!
Congratulations to Bonsai Class who are this terms winners…..already! I wonder who will come second?
Well done everyone, keep reading!
It’s break time at Hazeldown and the Library is full of eager readers…
Thanks to our wonderful PTA, we have just welcomed about 60 new books into our library! Lots of new fiction titles, but also lots of non-fiction for those of you who love to learn about facts! Come and have a look in the library and find a new title!
Cherry Class received an exciting letter in the post today! After trying to guess what it was and who it might be from, we opened it to find it was a reply from the library in response to the ‘thank you’ letters we had sent. As well as a letter and a card, Joanne also sent us all a bookmark.
Year 3 have visited Teignmouth Library today to start our learning journey all about bears. They found out more about the opportunities offered by the library, explored some of the amazing array of books, and listened attentively to the first chapter of ‘Paddington.’
We’d like to say a big thank you to the library for having us!
Today, the children of Fir class ventured to Teignmouth library to immerse themselves in books about bears. The children were able to read books about fictional bears and explore facts about real life bears in non-fiction books.
Monkey Puzzle class have taken an early lead in the race to 100%! Each week I will work out how many points each class has scored towards sir collective target and the race will continue!
Following a close second are Fir and Ebony class, with Oak class hot on their heels!
Come on Holly, Bomsai, Redwood and Cherry – you can do it!
Maple and Willow Class welcomed a very important visitor to our new school library on Wednesday. She was so important, she was even wearing a crown on her head!
Yes, the Queen came to visit us and shared one of her favourite stories with us. Can you remember what happened in the story? What did the Queen wish for on her birthday?
Don’t forget to look at the helpful booklist the Queen gave you and get yourself down to our wonderful new library to enjoy reading more amazing books!
The library is now open!
Yesterday saw the official opening of our new school library at Hazeldown. Local author John Townsend performed the ceremony in front of children from across the school and members of the PTA. Key Stage 2 spent the day working with John, while Key Stage 1 had a visit from the Queen who read them a story!
Today Year Two had a surprise visit from Her Majasity The Queen. She told us a super story all about how she got out of the castle.
Don’t forget to return all those library books lurking around at home! Over the summer the Teignmouth Library are running their ‘Big Friendly Read’ summer reading challenge, so join in and the reading can continue over the summer!
Summer holidays are fast approaching so I am sending out a plea for library books! It doesn’t matter how long they have spent under the bed or in the school tray, how dog-eared or exhausted they look, or how long you have had them, I would like them back please! To help me restock the library with current, up-to-date stock, I need to complete a stock check, which I hope to start in the final two weeks of term. So, have a look under the bed, in the car, under the sofa and get those books back to the library please. The children will be able to check out books up until the final two weeks of term, but on a one-at-a-time basis, to help me keep check of stock. Don’t forget, you can always join the Teignmouth Library to keep the reading going over the summer holiday. Happy hunting!
Redwood class are enjoying listening to Stig of the Dump this afternoon in the newly refurbished library.
The new shelving was installed over the holiday and we have spent a very busy week making sure everything goes back in the right place. Thank you to all the children who have helped out with putting the books back on the shelves in the right order – who knew we had so many books!
I look forward to welcoming the children in on Monday morning!
Our new shelving arrived yesterday, do you like the colour?
Can’t wait for the ‘After..!’
The transformation of our school library is underway! This is before…