- To help in the library at set times agreed with the librarian
- To shelve fiction books in A-Z order
- To shelve non-fiction books in subject order
- To keep a section of the stock tidy and in the correct order
- To help with library displays
- To help issue and return resources
- To help repair resources
- To help other students find what they are looking for
- Any other jobs which help the librarian
Pupil librarians are
Pupil librarians also
- Enjoy working with computers
- Are willing to help others
- Have an interest in books
- Enjoy thinking on their feet
- Enjoy helping other people
- Have good communication skills
Teacher introduce text and read aloud - modelling intonation and pace
(10 - 15 mins)
Children read text and answer key questions with a partner
(10 - 15 mins)
Children complete follow up task
(10 - 15 mins)
Love to read - Free reading and library time
The Yoto Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s longest running and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people.
The Yoto Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. Pupils from our school have this year formed a shadowing group for these awards and will therefore be amongst the judges. We are looking forward to reading a variety of wonderfully written books and discussing our opinions and views on them as a group.
Unique in that they are judged solely by librarians, the roll-call of past winners includes: Arthur Ransome, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Noel Streatfeild, Sally Gardner and Elizabeth Acevedo for the Carnegie; and Raymond Briggs, Shirley Hughes, Janet Ahlberg, and Children’s Laureates Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne, Chris Riddell and Lauren Child for the Kate Greenaway.
A national (and international) reading for pleasure initiative, the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Shadowing Scheme engages thousands of children and young people in reading the books on the shortlist via reading groups in schools and public libraries with dedicated educational reading resources and promotional materials to support each shortlist. Each year young people who take part in the scheme are invited to vote for their favourite books to win the Shadowers’ Choice Awards, which are announced alongside the Medal winners at the annual winners’ ceremony. The Medals are awarded annually by CILIP, the library and information association and the Youth Libraries Group with longlists announced in February, shortlists on 16th March and the winners announced at a ceremony in June.
We will update you on the shortlist on the 16th March, as this will give you valuable insight into the high quality books that appear at this level.
You could also find out more information on the following websites:
www.ruthmiskin.com or www.oup.com/oxed/primary/rwi
Your child will bring a book home to read that is changed each week. This book is linked to the text used in class that week. Reading this book regularly with help build up confidence and fluency with their reading.