Reading at Home

Good morning. Just a reminder that there are still various ways in which the children can continue to be reading whilst learning from home.

By logging in to Oxford Owl, the children can select their age range and then choose from a wide selection of online books to read.

Books for Topics, provides book lists for reading for pleasure or for reading non-fiction and fiction books linked to school topics. It also provides links to Storytime Online, where children can select their age range and use QR codes to take them to stories being read on YouTube by famous authors.

Selecting the right ZPD books for your child to read if they wish to continue their AR quizzing is also easier than ever. Visit to search for suitable books and to check their ZPD. To quiz, the children simply need to log in to Accelerated Reader.


Digital Library Books

Telford and Wrekin libraries offer members access to a huge range of online children’s books which you can ‘borrow’ by clicking on the link below.

This is a great way to get access to books that are part of AR. Just use AR book finder  to check their ZPD.

Non-members can join online and then have the same access.


Mental Health week in Reception

This week the children in Reception have been learning all about Mental Health week by reading the story ‘The colour monster’ Each morning the children have been drawing their monster and have been talking and sharing their emotions and feelings. These are some of the children’s comments.

Talliyah –  ‘I am yellow, I am yellow every day because I love coming to school every day.’

Edie – ‘I am the rainbow monster, I have got lots of feelings.’

Alexander – after reading a book about feelings in our heart he said ‘I feel hopeful because I hope that Covid 19 will go away.’

George – ‘I am yellow.  I am happy.  I have moved house.’