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December 2020

Christmas is coming. Click on the link below to see some recommendations of Christmas books from all of our staff. We love reading and cannot wait to share some of them in our classes.

November 2020

The Blue Peter Book Awards 2021 Longlist has been released. We have looked through the list and found our favourites from the last year. Can you find yours? Click on the picture to find out more information. 



October 2020

Celebrating libraries week a little differently this year.  Click on the link below to see some books on the theme of libraries.

October 2020

October is Black History Month. Have a look at the link below to see some fantastic titles featuring BAME characters and written by BAME authors.

September 2020

Welcome back to school everyone! 

March 2020

The librarians are busy getting ready for World Book Day. We have lots of exciting things planned and are looking forward to seeing which STAR books you have chosen for your outfits, Look at some of the books you can swap your tokens for at school. 



Click on this link for more information including book reviews of all the books you can choose.


February 2020

The librarians have been running a club for Key Stage One in the library. They have been helping the children choose different books including fiction and non fiction. They have also been writing book reviews of the new books coming into our library. Take a look at them. 



December 2019

Librarians held an assembly to introduce themselves to the rest of the school. They told the school about their competitions for this half term. They also introduced our spin to win wheel for children who read four times or more at home. 

November 2019

The librarians have been busy hiding golden, emerald, ruby and sapphire cards into some of our library books. If you find one of these cards, bring it to Miss Carnell for a prize. Will you find one?



October 2019

The librarians have received lots of new books for the library and have been scanning them into the MicroLibrarian system for you to borrow.


September 2019 - Meet the librarians

Meet our new librarians. Our librarians are here to talk to you about their favourite books and to make sure the library stays tidy. 


July 2019 - Summer Reading Challenge

Are you taking part in the reading challenge this summer Head down to your local library to find out more. 


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June 2019 - Librarian assembly

We led an assembly to inform the school about the new books that are arriving in the library this week. We have a selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We told the school about our favourite titles and who should read them. 



May 2019 - Mind and body

In the library during the month of May, we will be celebrating the link between reading and health. Have you seen these new books in our library? You can find out all about nature, being calm and dealing with emotions. We will also be looking at books about sport. Ask the librarians for more information. 




April 2019 - Applications open for new Librarians

Miss Gardner has been working with some Year 5s after school to see if they would like the opportunity to work as librarians next academic year. One of their ideas was to promote new titles arriving to the library on the computers as a desktop. Children will see new titles every time they log on. These will be updated termly. 

March 2019 - World Book Day

This year, World Book Day was celebrated on Thursday 7th March. Pupils were given the option of dressing up as their favourite book character. We had the author Pippa Pixley back for the second year to tell us all about her new book that she was taking to London Book Fair. We also had the opportunity to swap our WBD vouchers for a book which the librarians ran. There were some great titles. 



February 2019 - Book Bus

We were very excited for the book bus to come to Hopwood. The bus arrived early in the morning and children had the chance to go onto the bus and look at all the different titles including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There were even some books for the grown-ups. 


December 2018 - Our snowman Bill

Our librarians led an assembly to let all the children in Hopwood know about their favourite Christmas books and also a sneak preview of our snowman Bill. 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs is celebrating 40 years of being published and after entering a competition we won the chance to design our own snowman. 

November 2018 - Take a chance on a book

Our librarians read about the idea of 'take a chance on a book' and decided to implement it in our library. They chose 3 books to wrap up and write clues on the outside for children to use to decide if they wanted to 'take a chance' on that title. We made a video to promote it in the library for twitter. 


Click on the picture to watch it.