As well as understanding the meaning of words in a book, children learn to talk about the characters, settings and main events, learn to predict what will happen next and summarise what has already happened. The also learn how to find and locate information in books and use this information to infer why things happen.
The school library is an important resource for children in all areas of the curriculum, which can be used to select books to read for pleasure and find information. Classes use the library regularly and it is also open every lunch-time to give the children the opportunity to change their books. We have some enthusiastic librarians that run the library at lunch time.