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Book Zone

At Shire Oak we encourage children to read for pleasure by maintaining a well stocked library,suggesting books to move children's reading along, and running regular book clubs.

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The School Library


Each class in school has a library slot when they can come to the library to change their book. Shire Oak is fortunate in having a lovely, well-stocked library including our own fiction and non-fiction books which are supplemented by books that we borrow from the excellent School Library Service. All children can borrow one book at a time; they must return their old book before they borrow a new one. 


We are trying to encourage children to widen the range of books that they read, while recognising that many children like to read books by the same author or books in a particular series. If you click the link  you will find a list of recommended books for each year group. Alternatively, this list of books devised by our subject leaders a few years ago is still a good one to work through! This bookmark can help adults who are reading with or supporting their children when reading. 


Shire Oak Book Club


Each term children in different year groups have the opportunity to join a lunchtime book club run by our school librarian, Janie Percy-Smith. In the Autumn Term we try to read the book that relates to whatever is being performed at Leeds Playhouse.  In Autumn 2022 we read the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and then went to the theatre to see the stunning Christmas production of this. In Spring 2022 children from Year 4 participated in Book Club. We read and talked about a variety of different books on the theme of friends and friendship before half term, and then animal stories or scary stories. Children who attended regularly then went to a special screening of the film of Charlotte's Web. Book Club also reads with younger children, writes reviews and chooses what they would like to read about. 



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