Library



Library and ICT at Wales Street Primary School.

“Our Library is a safe and relaxing space, where we use our imagination while we listen to, find and read stories and we feed our curiosity by reading and learning about the world and beyond."
Part of the Library Essential Agreement constructed after input from WSPS students.

“The school library can enable students to achieve better learning outcomes…help improve students’ literacy by offering reading opportunities… and provides… access to quality reading experiences that foster reading for pleasure.”
Excerpt from “What a school library can do for you” SLAV 2018

Our students participate in one library session per week and have the opportunity on Tuesday and Thursday to come to Library Club. This is an opportunity to find a quieter space and chill out with a good book or sit and listen to story time with one of our teachers.

During Library classes students listen to and discuss a picture story book that could relate to their current IB Unit of Inquiry, IB Learner profile or key concepts, a current event, celebration or commemoration or it might be a new book that the Librarian just wants to share! We are all about creating a love of reading in our students. Students may learn about an aspect of the Library or information gathering and then they have the opportunity to browse and choose books to borrow before some silent or shared reading time.

Students have one scheduled ICT session per week and are given the opportunity to join Coding Club, one lunchtime per week or Computer Club, run two lunchtimes per week.