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The Library

Embarking on Literary Adventures: The Marlborough St Mary's Library!

Our Vision:

At Marlborough St Mary’s, we envision an inclusive, happy, and successful school that stands at the heart of our local community. Working together, our families and dedicated staff guide our children to become confident, independent learners who care for themselves, each other, and the environment. We encourage our children to be brilliant, be bold, be kind, and together we believe, learn, and achieve.

Subject: Library Lead - Miss Sarah Angell

Language Magic: Talk and Read

Our Curriculum's Intent:

Marlborough St Mary’s aims to cultivate a love for reading and learning that lasts a lifetime. Our vibrant and active curriculum engages children in practical, cross-curricular activities that foster curiosity and resilience. In our caring and inclusive environment, rooted in Christian values, we nurture creativity, imagination, and a love for learning. This approach builds self-sufficiency and independence in children, preparing them to become lifelong learners and global citizens.

Journeying through Words: Subject's Purpose

At Marlborough St Mary’s Primary School, we strive to develop confident, independent learners with a rich vocabulary. Visiting the library should be a delightful and meaningful experience that enriches children’s learning and supports their academic journey. The library offers a vast array of high-quality texts to equip children with the language skills needed to access the entire curriculum. These books spark discussions among peers, enhancing their communication abilities and promoting a lifelong love of reading.

Turning Pages: Curriculum in Action

To achieve our goals, Marlborough St Mary’s maintains a rich collection of literature, ranging from classic to contemporary authors. The library is stocked with a diverse range of books, allowing children to find representations of themselves in literature. Organized by genre and interest, the library encourages children to make their own literacy choices and develop a love for reading. Non-fiction books are grouped by topic, ensuring access to high-quality texts for each unit of study. Loyalty cards and scheduled weekly library sessions encourage regular visits and reading habits. Student librarians, available during lunchtimes, provide assistance in book selection and recommendations, fostering discussions about literature.

Exploring New Worlds: The Impact

The library at Marlborough St Mary’s aims to instil a lifelong love of reading and a diverse vocabulary, equipping children for their journey through life. This calming and engaging environment helps children self-regulate and develop an understanding of their emotions and self-worth. Beyond assessment results, our true impact lies in children's genuine love for reading and their appreciation of various texts across genres and formats. This love for reading ensures that children progress in their education with the best possible skills for their lifelong learning journey.