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What We're Reading

At the end of every school day we have story time, where the children are read to by their teachers. 

Nursery have been reading  Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

This is a lovely lift-the-flap book about a little boy who writes to the zoo to send him a pet – the zoo sends him a variety of increasingly unsuitable animals before he finds his perfect friend. 

 

 

 

Reception classes have been enjoying

The Little Red Hen (Ladybird First Favourite Tales Edition)

 

A traditional folk tale about the busy little hen, whose lazy friends are nowhere to be seen when she is working hard to grow corn, harvest the grain, grind the flour and bake the bread, but who are suddenly ready  to 'help' when the bread is ready to be eaten!

 

Unfortunately there is not a read-aloud of this version available online. 

 

Year One have been on a Journey by Aaron Becker

This beautiful, wordless book tells the story of a lonely young girl who travels to a fantastic world by drawing a door on her bedroom wall.  In the world she enters, anything she draws becomes real, and her adventures lead her to make friends when she comes back to reality.

 

 

Year Two have been reading

Fox, by Margaret Wild (illustrated by Ron Brooks)

This is the story of Dog and Magpie, survivors of a bush fire, who become friends and go everywhere together.  But when Fox comes out of the desert and into the bush, everything changes.  This is a powerful story of betrayal and friendship.

 

 

Here is a read-along version of the story.

 

 

As part of our recovery curriculum we are currently reading

The World Made A Rainbow

by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Emily Hamilton

 

 

Light can't shine without dark.  Rainbows can't colour the sky without rain.  And the world is full of hope and possibility, even when we feel lost and alone.

This beautiful, reassuring picture book is a perfect reminder of fun, hope and togetherness.

 

 

 

Here is a read-along version:

 

 

 

For the other books that we have read this year, please click the button below!

 Other Books we have read this year