Our Library and Reading Areas
At St Augustine’s, we have wonderful and inspiring spaces for our children to get lost in a world of books and high-quality texts! Both the staff and the children pride themselves on ensuring these areas are well cared for and enjoyed by all. Each classroom has its own reading area or reading corner. The class teachers ensure that their reading corner is filled with high-quality texts from a range of engaging and inspiring authors and across a range of genres, appropriate for the age of the children in their class. Books linked to the history, geography, science or wider curriculum units are also selected and displayed within the classrooms. This is all to inspire our children’s desire to read and instil a love for all books and for reading. These areas provide the children with the richer reading experiences we aim to provide!
We also have exciting reading spaces outside of the classroom too! Our library is freely accessible by all of the children in our school every Monday and is looked after by Mrs Garner. She motivates and inspires the children to read a range of texts and they all speak so warmly about her and how she makes reading exciting for them. Every two weeks, the KS2 children also have the opportunity to visit the mobile library which parks on our school grounds. The children in Class 3 are always eager and excited to swap their books for new ones and the experience of having access to a library service outside of school fills each of them with joy. As well as these amazing services we can provide, we also have our outdoor reflective space and our teepee in the school hall, which also act as calm and reflective spaces for our children to read and enjoy their books as part of their richer reading experiences!