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Reading at home...

It is important to read every day, especially when you are at home. Unfortunately we are unable to change home reading books in school at the moment, due to social distancing regulations. However there are many other reading opportunities to be found online and in the home. It is very important that children continue to read every day and children should be encouraged to read for pleasure, choosing their own reading wherever possible. Children who read for pleasure have been shown to do well at school and in later life.

We love reading! Have a listen to some of our favourite stories.


Snow White by Giant Storytime Books Published by Castle Street Press

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Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough, published by Walker Books

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My dog Spot loves this book. Can you see him in the video?

Kipper's Toybox by Mick Inkpen, published by Hodder Children's books

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Someone or something had been nibbling a hole in Kipper's toybox!

Mrs Metcalfe reads Rosie’s Walk, by Pat Hutchins, published by Simon and Schuster

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Rosie the hen is going for a walk, but she’d better watch out - there’s a very sneaky fox hot on her tail feathers!

Mrs Salha reads Barry the Fish with Fingers, by Sue Hendra, published by Simon & Schuster

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Barry is no ordinary fish - he’s a fish with fingers!

Miss Isherwood reads Panda Bear, Panda Bear, by Bill Martin Jr, published by Henry Holt & Co.

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What animals can you see in this book?

Here are some websites where you can read lots of books and do some reading activities.


Reading eggs 


reading activities, free to sign up for at the moment.


Borrow Box  (

access to hundreds of ebooks and eAudiobooks with your library card.


Book Trust 


lots of free online books, videos, games, prizes and quizes!


British Council Stories  


Read and listen to stories on this website.


Try listening to these free stories too...


Free David Walliams audio books

one released every day, available from this website.


Children's Poetry Archive

you can listen to our poem, "Winter Crept" by Judith Nicholls, here.


Teach your monster to read 


A great website to help with your phonics and reading.