Year 5 in our new Library space

 

16 Feb 2017 saw all three Library staff available to assist Year 5 with their lessons. Mr Nelson, Head of our Junior School, who is taking Library lessons across the campus this year, led this week’s lesson, assisted by our teacher-librarian, Mrs Simkin, and our Library assistant, Mrs Smith, who can attend once per fortnight. The lesson commenced with an online story:

To Be A Drum read by James Earl Jones

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The class was able to make use of our new teaching space, which has an interactive white board, a variety of tables for working on, non-fiction and reference books. They were able to sit in comfort using our new donut floor cushions, which have just arrived. These are great because they also have a waterproof cover so we may be able to go outside and sit underneath the big oak tree for some reading time too!

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The story was beautifully illustrated – and told the story of the slaves getting to create their voice in their new homelands in North America.

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Once the story finished, students completed a treasure hunt activity which got them interacting with our collection in a number of ways.

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They were challenged to find fiction titles by their various author based classifications.

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This allowed the opportunity to look at  some of the new and display items.

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Non-fiction categories were mastered with the aid of some colourful charts which have often been overlooked by these same students in earlier years.

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Picture fiction was closely observed to work out how the shelves are ordered.

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Old favourites were rediscovered along the way.

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Some parts of the task required more concentration.

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And it was great to see peers coaching each other!

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Our self-appointed donut cushion manager for Year 5 did a great job of collecting them all and placing them onto their storage poles in a very sensible manner.

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Borrowing formed the penultimate and perhaps most important task.

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And the lesson ended with a sports clip…just because it was fun!

 

 

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