Teacher in Charge
Ms Elyssa Lee
Mrs Soo Kok Weng
Our school library aims to nurture a love of reading among students and support students in their learning.
We seek to achieve this by
1) conducting reading programmes and
2) providing inviting and conducive spaces/resources for students to read, collaborate and learn.
Reading Programme (during English and Mother Tongue lessons)
Getting students to experience the joy of reading is a regular part of the school’s curriculum. Two periods (one for English, one for Mother Tongue) are set aside each week for our reading programme. Students enjoy a range of activities during these periods. These include engaging read alouds, storytelling and book recommendations. Storytelling is also brought to life with the use of puppets, pop-up books and Kamishibai (i.e., story cards). Students are given opportunities to do book talks and share their reads with their classmates too. Through reading circles, students have opportunities to engage in rich discussions about their reads with their peers as well. With the use of critical literacy books, students are also encouraged to think critically about what they read. In addition, students also learn more about current affairs by reading and viewing newspapers.
Students enjoy various reading assembly programmes aimed at nurturing a love of reading in them. These include Book Buzzes (held in collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB)) and book talks by local authors. Videos of staff and parents storytelling or recommending books are broadcasted during assembly as well.
Activities in the Library
Students could also participate in reading-related activities in the library. These include art-related activities (e.g., puppet making, origami), games, puzzles and quizzes. These activities are changed regularly and are based on certain themes, authors, school events or national events.
School library (Coming in Feb/March 2021)
Our newly-renovated school library is an inviting and conducive space for students to read, collaborate and learn. It has a modern 21st century look to attract students and caters to their evolving needs. Besides shelves that are stocked with a wide range of books to cater to our students’ interests, the library has four distinct zones for different purposes:
1) Imagination Room – a quiet space for revision and/or a space for group discussions
2) Thinker Space – a space for students to read and think
3) Reading Nook – a cosy space for reading
4) Creative ICT Space – a space equipped with computers for students to read e-books, research and work on projects.
Each class has its own class library as well. This gives students easy access to books daily.
A new addition to the school, the Book Stop was created to bring a snippet of the library to the canteen. This eye-catching mini library allows students to easily pick up a book during their recesses/lunch.
Storyline Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/
· Enjoy videos of read alouds of children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations at Storyline Online.
NLB discoverReads (Children & Teens Services): https://childrenandteens.nlb.gov.sg/
· Access e-books, book recommendations and other reading-related resources at NLB discoverReads.
· You will need an account to borrow e-books. You may find out how to sign up for an account can be found here: https://youtu.be/3MsUaXed7Gg
· Enjoy various animated books at Vooks.
Unite for Literacy: https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
· Enjoy simple books at Unite for Literacy.
· Enjoy free (for a limited time) audio books at Audible.
National Geographic Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Science News for Students: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/