In order for children to become lifelong learners, and to succeed in life, we need to empower them and ignite their thirst for learning. To achieve this, it is essential that they are steeped in an imaginative and captivating literary world. A world where they will develop a love of stories, a readiness to read, and the ability to communicate. It is only through a progressive and inclusive curriculum, that ensures that no child is left behind, that our children will achieve this fundamental right.
Located in the centre of our school is our wonderful library. This library was funded by a former teacher, May Daly, who bequeathed a sum of money to St Patrick's in the hope that it would have an impact on the young lives of our children...what could be more beneficial and enrich their lives than a library.
Our library is a very special place to go. Children visit it regularly - with their class, at lunch/ breaktime with friends, and we even have some book clubs in there after school. It is a well-stocked library, containing texts from the classics to non-fiction books about the war! Our Year 6 librarians are keen to support children when they come to visit the library, often making suggestions on a good book. These librarians are also excellent at keeping all the books in the correct system!
The May Daly Library
The Reading Curriculum
The Structure of our Reading Provision
Our Literature Spine
Promoting a Love For Reading
Our Favourite Authors
Progress and Assessment
Reading Policy 2023
Supporting Your Child at Home