Transition evening for Y6 students

It was lovely to meet some of our new students before they actually arrive, in uniform, in September. 16 students joined the Library ladiez for a tour of the Library and all its facilities and to hear the story of The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers. There was time to go “shopping” for library items (including our ereaders and talking books) and to create their own Reading Pizza by adding library keyword “toppings” before borrowing a book for the summer holidays.

Transition basket & Pizza


Year 7 are becoming awesome Library users.

We are almost a month into the new school year, and life in Backwell School Libraryland has been extremely busy. The Year 7 and Year 12 Library Inductions are almost at an end, and so our new students will be soon be expert Library users!

Year 7s are showing off their new skills this week by playing Library Sweep (a cross between Monopoly and Supermarket Sweep) and we will be running out of Library merits soon! They have enjoyed this crazy Dewey Rap so much that I think we had better share it with all our followers:

Like us, you will be unable to stop strutting and humming!

Yr 7 – Get Booked Up with a free book.

Year 7 students have just completed their Library Induction Lessons and I have to say, they worked extremely well, building their independent learning skills. Hopefully now they feel happy and confident to use the Library and all its resources.

Now we have Booked Up to look forward to! Booked Up’s goal is to encourage reading for pleasure and independent choice. Year 7 students choose their free book from a list of specially selected titles.

It was launched in 2007, inspired by the Bookstart and Booktime programmes, which give free book packs to babies and reception-aged children respectively. The programme is run by Booktrust, an independent charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books. 

Hear what the authors have to say about their books in the film here.

We will be showing Yr 7 classes the fantastic film in which all authors promote their own book and students of a similar age give their opinions, before taking  orders for the book of their choice. Books are usually delivered in November. Christmas comes early here at Backwell!