This year, I have been asked to be in charge of the library at my school. Over the summer holidays I have had lots of ideas for themes, interactive displays and ways to get all children into reading a range of texts. This first term, it made sense to have a Roald Dahl theme as we celebrated what would have been his 100th birthday on the 13th September. I have therefore tried to create a few displays in homage to his great works.
As well as this, I planted a poet tree – pun intended – with poets and poems pegged on a tree and a range of poetry books on display. I saw a similar idea online and thought that it
was pretty fun, but it would also give the opportunity for the children in my school to access a range of poetry, some Dahl-like to tie in with the theme, but also some printed poems that aren’t in our books in the library. It’s all go at Woodlands!
On a side note, next to our library I have created a growth mindset display. We have been talking a lot with the children and staff at my school about our attitude to learning and how important it is in order to fulfil our potential as learners. This display has different things that some learners might think or say and these are separated into ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindset. It’s a reminder to us all at school about how we should try to persevere in what we do, to learn from mistakes and take pride in our work when we have tried.