The School Library
Welcome to West Croft Library.
Our well equipped library is situated in the Year 3 block in the upper school.
The school library is open Tuesday to Friday 8.20 to 8.50 am for pupils and parents; and at lunctimes 12.20 to 12.50 pm for pupils. The library is supervised by staff who are available to offer assistance and advice when open. Come along to exchange books, find information for homework, or simply enjoy a book with your child.
The library offers both fiction and non-fiction totalling over 3500 books. We are a member of the Babcock/Devon Library Service book swap scheme which means that twice a year we can exchange around 300 books. This improves the variety of books available and we are also able to accommodate pupils' requests for particular titles or authors.
Children are encouraged to borrow books to take home to read.
Reception and Year 1 pupils may borrow one book at a time and pupils in Years 2 to 6 may borrow an Accelerated Reader book and one other for their reading enjoyment.
The school library uses a computerised catalogue which helps us to keep track of our books and how many are borrowed by each child. We aim to inspire pupils' independence by teaching them to use the library database and scan their chosen books to borrow and return them.
Accelerated Reading Scheme
At its heart, Accelerated Reader is simple: A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
Pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 take part in the Accelerated Reading Scheme. This scheme encourages the development of reading enjoyment and comprehension. A reader chooses a book of a level that matches their reading ability and interests, reads the book, then completes a comprehension quiz on that specific book. The scheme supports a vast selection of books with many popular authors included. The reader's quiz score shows how well they have understood the book they have just read and good scores allow readers to move on to more challenging books.