Reading, coding and our favourite books in the Library

It’s been a big year for Library – thousands of books borrowed (with some clear favourites on high rotation); Book Week and the Premier’s Reading Challenge. But that’s not all that happened in the Library – Ruth Woolven reports.

This term we have celebrated our reading achievements across the school. All students completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge and received a certificate.  Books are logged that students read at home, read in class and read in library. Sometimes the students complete the reading and logging themselves and sometimes the reading is shared and the books are logged by staff.  The end result is that all students have experienced many, many stories. In fact a total of 20807 books were read between March and September – this is a huge achievement. One benefit in participating in the challenge is that students are required to read a certain number of books from the challenge list – these books are recognised as being quality literature.

In Term 3 some students from Years 3-6 participated in a Coding Club during lunch on Thursday. The design brief was to create a boat to be 3D printed. After printing all the boats using our 3D printer we had a float-off. Next year we will have more opportunities to refine theses skills and use the 3D printer.

Below are the lists of our most borrowed books this year. The Treehouse books and anything Minecraft are definitely the most popular titles.

There is a lot of research and data that demonstrates the benefit of children keeping up their reading over summer, so don’t forget books make fantastic Christmas presents.

Top 10 Fiction books borrowed
The 91-storey Treehouse
From Nerd to Ninja!
The 13-storey Treehouse
Scorpia: The Graphic Novel
The 78-storey Treehouse
The 52-storey Treehouse
Genius Ideas (mostly)
The Getaway
Dog Man
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Top 10 Non-Fiction books borrowed
Encyclopedia About Everything: A children’s reference guide
Guinness World Records 2018
Encyclopedia of Cats
Minecraft: beginner’s handbook
Minecraft: construction handbook
Minecraft guide to be creative
The Fantastically Funny Knock Knock Joke Book
Minecraft: combat handbook
Game on! 2018: your guide to all the best games
Guinness World Records 2017

Top 10 Picture Story Books borrowed
Each Peach Each Plum
Mum at School
Pig the Fibber
The Day the Crayons Came Home
The Hueys in it Wasn’t Me
To the Beach
Super Good Skills (almost)
Hare and Tortoise: the favourite Aesop’s fable
I Barrack for the Western Bulldogs
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!


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  1. Pingback: A parents guide to encouraging reading | Kew Primary School Blog

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