Templewood has two designated areas within the main school building to provide reading material that caters for the differing needs of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. Both the KS1 and KS2 libraries are multifunctional facilities providing a calm and welcoming environment for pupils to enjoy quiet reading or a place to work.
Templewood’s libraries are managed and run by a voluntary team of parents and grandparents. Their dedication allows all classes from Reception through to Year 6 to attend the library on Thursday afternoons.
The KS1 library stocks a wide range of picture books; books specially designed for children learning to read; and chapter books aimed at more fluent readers aged 5-7. It also has a non-fiction area covering core school subjects, as well as general interests and hobbies.
The KS2 library stocks a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books aimed at the 7-11 age range, which are available to read for pleasure, homework or research. The extensive non-fiction section incorporates national curriculum topics, atlases, dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
Templewood operates an electronic library system (Junior Librarian) which enables the children to search our book stock and check their own past/current loan history.
World Book Day is celebrated every year at Templewood to encourage a love of books.
If you are interested in joining the Library Team, please contact the school office.
In 2018, the Library Team with support from the class teachers introduced a Reading Challenge for both KS1 and KS2 pupils. This challenge has run really successfully over the past two years and we have seen a huge increase in the number of books borrowed from both libraries.
The Reading Challenge is tailored to each Key Stage to meet curriculum guidelines. This year, children are being challenged to read lots of different types of books in order to broaden their knowledge of books and authors. All children have the opportunity to earn Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Star certificates by reading 5, 10, 15 and 20 library books respectively using the guidance of their bingo cards. Well done to all the pupils that are continuing to take part – it is a fantastic challenge!