Visiting our WKSK Library: General Information
We have an enticing collection of children's books and resources in our library which is located at the front entrance of the school. Children can use the library with their teachers on a weekly basis, and we are delighted to be able to share our collection with our children and families. We also have a vast collection of Adult Learning books which can be borrowed by parents.
Please see below for information related to our class borrowing schedule and routines.
K1 Borrowing Day
Bus Children Borrowing Day (supported by class team): every Friday
Family Borrowing Day: every Friday at 8:30am – 9:00am & 1:00pm – 1:30pm
K1 Return Day
Return Day: every Tuesday
K2 Borrowing Day
Bus Children Borrowing Day (supported by class team): every Monday
Family Borrowing Day: every Tuesday at 8:30am – 9:00am & 1:00pm – 1:30pm
K2 Return Day
Return Day: every Friday
Keeping Learning Central to What We Do - Keeping Safe at All Times
In order to ensure books are borrowed and returned safely, we must:
The Library Borrowing Routine:
We hope that by making the library accessible in this way and providing families with better access to reading materials, we can together enhance the development of children’s early literacy skills.
Mother Tongue Readers
As part of our aim to promote and celebrate the value of mother tongue languages we would like to share some stories our families have recorded for us, using their native/home language.
A child’s first comprehension of the world around them, the learning of concepts and skills, starts with the language that is first taught to them. Your mother tongue language has such an important role in framing your child’s thinking and emotions. Their psychological and personality development will depend upon what has been conveyed through your mother tongue.
Furthermore, the stronger your child’s mother tongue, the easier it is for them to learn or develop other languages. It is also necessary for your child to have a strong mother tongue in order to build age-appropriate cognitive processes (Bloom, & Keil, 2001).
Having a strong foundation in your mother tongue is a powerful tool that can support the “transfer” of concepts in one language to another. Language transfer also helps us learn how languages work and are organised (Cummins, 2001).
As your child begins to communicate a thought or idea from one language to the other, they begin to actively translate, reinforcing their vocabulary and linguistic flexibility.
Please see the links below to find out more about the importance of the importance of mother tongue languages on your child's development:
The Importance of Mother Tongue
The importance of Mother Tongue in Education
WKSK Story Sharing - Mother Tongue Readers
'Let's Get Mung Beans, Momma!' by parent of Joy, Eagle PM
'Dinosaur Hides from Cat' by Azure, Pheasant PM
'The Ugly Duckling' by Emerald, Robin AM
'I've Learned How to Solve a Problem' by parent of Henrik, Owl AM
'Rupert the Brave' by parent of Thomas, Robin PM
'Dr Julie's Magical Medical Kit' by parent of Eden, Crane AM
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