Library Corner


Welcome to the school library. Where Mrs Pereira post regular updates on Enjoy ‘reading for pleasure’, library skills, weekly updates about class visits, stories, books and library news.

Topic of the week

Tales from the Library

17 Jan 2020

Ice & Snow This week’s stories in the Library were all about ice and snow, just in time for next week’s predicted cold...

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News from the library

24 Dec 2019

Looking for a Christmas holiday project? Why not write a story… Last year, many of the children at St Stephen’s entered the...

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Mary Poppins

06 Dec 2019

It is all about Mary Poppins this week and to celebrate our annual school production this week we read extracts from PL Travers. We gathered books about umbrellas, parrots, nannies and all things magical and read aloud the following stories…

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Competitions & Themed Booklists

June 2020

500 Words Black Lives Matter

A special edition of the 500 Words competition for children, focusing on themes related to the Black Lives Matter movement, was announced on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio UK this week.

Former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman is on the judging panel for the competition. She has written more than 60 books for children and teenagers and is best-known for her critically-acclaimed young adult book series ‘Noughts & Crosses’, which addresses racial injustice.

Also on the judging panel are authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon.

The competition opens at the start of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio UK on Monday 29 June at 6.30am. Entries will be accepted until 11.59pm on Friday 3 July. Visit 500 Words to find out more