At Ark Atwood, a love of Reading is at the heart of everything we do and it is no coincidence that our library is at the heart of the school and the first thing you see when you arrive. Our library contains a wide range of books with stock evolving as new titles, themes and priorities emerge. Our school librarian has a huge knowledge of children’s books and is pivotal in getting just the right book title into the enthusiastic hands of young readers. She also hosts discussions sessions with children and invites authors in to run workshops and readings. Looking down on our library is our Reading Spine display which charts the curriculum reading journey children will follow during their time at Atwood.
This journey is supplemented by class book corners and, for our Key Stage Two readers, the ‘Reading Roadmap’ - a reading initiative designed to introduce our readers to new genres and authors, to really embed their love of reading.