Roald Dahl Day September 13th 2016

Friday, 02 September 2016.

Roald Dahl Day September 13th 2016

Join us in the Library for a fabulous day of Roald Dahl competitions and activities. Come and celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl. You can also win points for your House too by taking part in the special Roald Dahl themed House Competition. All years welcome, come along at break and lunch and join the fun.

Welcome Back!

Friday, 02 September 2016.

Welcome Back!

Welcome bcak to Notley Library! We hope you all had a fantstic break and had time to do lots of summer reading! We hope this year will be bigger and better than ever in the Library. New books will be arriving soon, we have a NEW monthy House Competition (take a look at the new House Board in the Library) and we start the Year with a fantastic Roald Dahl celebration. Watch this space for more details!

National Yo Yo Day 6th June

Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

National Yo Yo Day 6th June

Join us in the Library at break and Lunch on the 6th of June for National Yo Yo Day!

Come and have a go at some Yo Yo Tricks, Test your knowledge in our Yo Yo Quiz and design your own Yo Yo!

Volunteers Needed for Essex Summer Reading Scheme

Wednesday, 20 April 2016.

Volunteers Needed for Essex Summer Reading Scheme

If you are aged 14 and over why not Volunteer to help Essex Libraries in their Summer Reading Challenge. Help Children to discover the pleasure of reading. The Summer reading Challenge is a great volunteering opportunity. You will:
• Improve your communication skills
• Meet new people
• Get experience for your CV
• Make a difference to a child's future
If you would like to take part you can collect a form from the school Library, or your local library, or visit the Essex County Council website.

To Bard, or not to Bard?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016.

To Bard, or not to Bard?
To mark 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare on April 23rd, National Book Tokens are joining in with Books Are My Bag's Shakespeare Saturday.
 
Shakespeare is said to have invented hundreds of words and phrases that we use every day, but it’s difficult to tell whether the playwright coined them or was simply the first to write them down. You may know that ‘To be, or not to be’ and ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?’ were famously written by Shakespeare, but what about ‘Dead as a doornail’ or ‘Good riddance’? Can you correctly guess which words and sayings belong to Shakespeare? Take the test to find out! Good Luck!
 

Shakespeare Day 25th April

Wednesday, 20 April 2016.

Shakespeare Day 25th April

Join us in the Library at break and lunch to Celebrate 400 Years of Shakespeare! Lots of fun and challenging activities to take part in, including:

  • Who's in the Box?
  • Shakespeare Top Trumps
  • Quiz
  • Make a Mask and Model Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare Insult Generator

Come and join the fun!

Book Finder

Wednesday, 13 April 2016.

Book Finder

Looking for a good read? Not sure what to choose? Why not take a look at the BookFinder from the Book Trust! Bookfinder is an easy way to find the perfect book for you. Simply choose an age group - there are ages 9-12, teenage and young adult books to choose from. Then select your prefered theme or"genre" - you will find everything from Fantasy, Horror, Romace to Graphic Novels. Click your choice and you will be given a list of suggestions. When you have found a book that you like the sound of why not search for it on the Library catalogue - hopefully we will have a copy, if not suggest it to us! Happy searching! 

Bookfinder

Year 7 Book Reviews!

Monday, 21 March 2016.

Year 7 Book Reviews!

Year 7 have been very busy in their English Library lessons. They have been taking part in a number of book activities including Speed Book Dating, Genre activity and writing book reviews. You can see some of their latest reviews on the home page of the Library catalogue. Log on to Home Access Plus and select study support and resources. Click on the Library sytem icon and Eclipse.net will be dsplayed. You can see the reviews at the bottom of the home page. Enjoy!

Click on the Library System Link to view the reviews

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Thursday, 17 March 2016.

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Join us in the Library on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of March for our end of term Easter Eggstravaganza! Come and take part in a range of Easter crafts and activities. All Years welcome.

Carnegie Book Award 2016

Thursday, 17 March 2016.

Carnegie Book Award 2016

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

The Medals are awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The shortlist of books for this year’s award has just been announced. The medal winners will be announced at a June ceremony. Previous winners have included C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Mal Peet and Anne Fine.

The 8 titles nominated for this prestigious award will be available in the Library shortly – look out for the display in the Library after Easter. For more information take a look at the Carnegie website by clicking on the link below:

Carnegie Book Award 2016

House Points for the Reading Scheme!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016.

House Points for the Reading Scheme!

Year 7 have been very busy reading books for the Notley High Reading Scheme. When students finish the book that they have been reading they receive a number of points, which then get converted into prizes. They also receive a House Point and a Merit. In order to get the House points and Merits students have to fill in a special questionnaire bookmark, giving details of the book that they have read. At the end of every month we add up how many bookmarks we have received for each House, Red bookmarks for Blackwater, Green for Chelmer and Blue for Colne. As you can see form the notice board that is behind the Library desk Year 7 have been champion readers this month. Keep up the good work!

Competition Winners!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016.

Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the following students who were winners in our World Book Day Competitions:

  • Jessica Long - 7T - "What is your Teacher Reading" Competition
  • Maia Davis - 8L - "Guess the Book" Competition
  • Emily Adcock - 7B -"Which Book Did I Write?" Competition

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Spring Song - A Poem by Lucy Montgomery

Tuesday, 15 March 2016.

Spring Song - A Poem by Lucy Montgomery

Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.

In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.

Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.

Ours shall be the moonrise stealing
Through the birches ivory-white;
Ours shall be the mystic healing
Of the velvet-footed night.

Ours shall be the gypsy winding
Of the path with violets blue,
Ours at last the wizard finding
Of the land where dreams come true

FREE £1 Book Token for World Book Day

Monday, 22 February 2016.

FREE £1 Book Token for World Book Day

Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, every student at Notley High School will receive a FREE £1 Book Token from World Book Day on 3rd March.

When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of these ten exclusive, new and completely free £1 World Book Day books! Or, if you'd prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead!

Then all YOU have to do is take your book home and enjoy it.
The World Book Day Book Tokens are valid from Monday 29 February–Sunday 27th March 2016.

World Book Day Books 2016