Boys’ Prep Reading Group

After school every Monday, Mr Humphreys, the Senior School librarian, runs a reading group in the Caernarvon Library at the Boys’ Prep.

Reading needn’t be about answering questions or completing homework: it can be fun too! When we read a book together it’s all about enjoying it, whether that’s by acting out the voices of the characters or imagining how we might have written a particular scene differently.

It’s not just about reading books either. We also play a few reading-related games, including guess the book character (by pinning a post-it to the head of the person who’s guessing!), puzzles and Shark-Infested Custard!

So if you’re looking to get more out of your reading, be sure to sign up to reading group next time co-curricular groups are advertised 🙂

Mr Humphreys

World Book Day Awards Competition

How would you like to try and win £10,000 worth of books for our Junior libraries?

Can you come up with a really creative way of showing “Why We Can’t Live Without Books”?

The organisers of World Book Day Awards 2015 have come up with this competition and you can find more information on their website

Some ideas suggested by the organisers include:

MAKE a model, a book, a film trailer

PERFORM a play, a song, a dance

WRITE a rap, a poem, a story, a news article

CREATE a mural, a display, some artwork, a big poster

Please either hand your entry, or email images, or file to Ms Hawkins, who is co ordinating the school’ s entry to this exciting competition. Who knows, we may be lucky enough to win one of the £10,000, £5,000 or £3,000 prizes! Ms Hawkins will also be judging all the entries sent in, awarding school prizes, so make sure you get your entry in by Monday 26 January 2015!

Reading Guides

Reading Together  is a Parents’ Guide is intended to support parents reading at home with children.  This also contains some useful sources of reading lists and recommendations and should be used in conjunction with our reading lists.

We have compiled a set of Reading Lists loosely by genre and showing a progression from about the average Year 3 to Year 6 reader, containing some of the books we would recommend children to read.  There is a brief summary of the genre, along with the title and author.  There is an indication where we feel that a given book would be regarded as a challenging read for the average reader in a particular year group, with a key to this at the end of each page. We have also endeavoured to show where these may be used in School as core texts within the English curriculum.  These lists are by no means exhaustive and we will be updating and adding to them over the course of time.

Please note that the guide and lists are not in any way prescriptive or compulsory, but aimed at encouraging and exploring a broad range of fiction, both classic and more recent.  If you have any recommendations or comments about the content of these lists, please do not hesitate to add a comment or contact Ms Hawkins directly.

You can find the Reading Guide and the Reading Lists here:

Reading Guides