Year 6 book club for parents and pupils at St James’s CE Primary School in Dudley
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Family book club
Kate Gregory, from St James’s CE Primary School in Dudley explains their book club for Year 6 children and their parents.
I set up a book club at St James’s which meets once a term. This is how it works:
I send out a letter to all of Year 6 inviting them and their parents, relatives or grown up friends to join us. I also invite school governors and the local town librarian.
Librarians from Year 6 are in charge of the groups, and I prepare a list of questions and discussion points to help them keep the conversation going. It has been so successful that I have now extended the book club into Year 5.
I open the library every lunch time and have a range of activities going on each day, including borrowing and browsing, story time, chess and games which help the children find their way around the library. All year groups, including our pre school, visit the library regularly.
Last year, we began an after school session for parents and children to borrow books and it has been very successful. Reception and Year 1 parents collect their children from the classroom at 3pm and bring them to the library. All other year groups come at the end of the school day.