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Leighton Primary School

Visit to Orton Library

On Monday 3rd February, each reception class visited Orton Library. When we arrived, we met Alice, the librarian, who showed us the children's book area with hundreds of story and information books, comfy seats and a train. Alice explained that the children can take out up to 12 books on their library card at any of the libraries in Peterborough and borrow them for up to 3 weeks. Books can also be borrowed from and returned to the library bus which parks outside our school on Friday afternoons at home time. 
Alice showed us a selection of non-fiction books about different topics including owls, birds, dinosaurs, sea creatures, wild animals, football and cars. She talked about the contents page in a non-fiction book and how this can help us find the information we want to read. The children thought about what they would like to learn more about and the adults helped them to find books to match their interests.
The children also enjoyed reading some fiction books.
During the visit, the children remembered the rules for keeping safe whilst on a school trip including sitting still on the coach, walking with a partner and staying with the teachers. They also remembered to use indoor voices and to look after the books in the library.

Each child put their library card into the machine to take out their chosen non-fiction book which they are looking forward to sharing with their families.  The children even read their books on the coach back to school, sharing them with their partner. All the children were excited about their library trip and enjoyed it very much. 

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