Monthly Archives: June 2012


Poetry in the garden

By |June 26th, 2012|

This is a sneak preview of our first poetry exhibition. Year 4 children wrote haiku and tanka based on their experiences in the reading garden and we displayed them alongside work by Basho, hidden in the flower beds for other children, parents and teachers to stumble upon.

The reading garden in action (the shady one is children reading in the tipi)

By |June 25th, 2012|

Ten things I’ve learned about setting up a school library (in no particular order)

By |June 25th, 2012|

1. Involve parents, staff and children right from the start
There will be teachers (especially ones who may have been in the school for some considerable time) who say “there’s no point in giving these children books this beautiful, they’ll just ruin them/ lose them/ steal them/ damage them/ deface them”, those who say some children […]