KS1 - Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 2AE - KS2 - School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY


The New Forest C of E Primary School and Nursery

Love of Reading

During the daily 'Love of Reading' time 'share a story' -  it is important to do the things your teacher has listed for each day on your class page.  However, here are some extra whole school community 'Love of Reading' ideas for your free time.... 

World Book Day - 4th March 2021

This World Book Day each class will be joining livestream author talks - details from your teacher along with lots of exciting activities.  

Book tokens will be sent home with children from the 8th March once they are back in school - please redeem them at online book stores or supermarkets to get either special mini books or £1 off a book.  You can also use them at Usbourne books - see leaflet coming home and as part of the PTA spring activity pack.

ALL NEW STORIES on https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/  we have been promoting these audio stories for the last year and so we're excited to hear some new ones have been added.  

'Share a story' ideas:

The Book Trust 'HomeTime' section has some great resources for keeping your child motivated with reading at all times - but particularly during school closure.  


Cressida Cowell - How To Train Your Dragon - is their children's laureate who is helping to promote a 'Love of Reading'.  Seeing a real author reading and talking about books can motivate reluctant readers and is simply fun for all.  


World of Stories is a free website to sign up to and get 151 stories in English. 



Try the World Book Day website for stories - various ones to listen to



JK Rowling asked famous Harry Potter film franchise actors to read excerpts from her books on her Wizarding World website.  Harry Potter was March's 'book series of the month' recommendation here on our 'Love of Reading' Page.  Now is chance to listen to the stories for the first time or the umpteenth time..... ENJOY!


How to get books whilst the public libraries are closed - info for parents

Did you know?  If you are a Prime member of Amazon you can get 'Prime Reading' for free.  They have a range of ebooks.  You can then download the Kindle app on your laptop or device for free and your children can enjoy the

Prime Reading ebooks.  

www.kindleunlimited (part of Amzon) offers a free 30 day trial 

Oxford University Press have a great free ebooks site


One I'm exporing this week https://www.free-ebooks.net/  - more to follow.

Phonics comics - Miss Wort suggests a decodable phonics comic 


If anyone knows of any other great ebook websites please message Miss Morland via Class Dojo.  

CBeebies Storytime app - download the app for 'read with me' and 'read by myself' story fun


Parkland School - Leeds - this is an amazing 'virtual library' that you can access through this link


 The Book of Hopes - is a completely free downloadable resource written for children in lockdown and dedicated to key workers.  The book contains stories, poems and essays from leading children's authors.  


The Department of Education have published the following list of websites to use for stories and e-books

Audible https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

Authorfy https://authorfy.com

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

BookTrust https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required



Love Reading 4 Kids https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required


Storytime with Nick - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn

Key stages: early years foundation stage and key stage 1

Description: films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.

Registration: not required

The Children’s Poetry Archive - https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

The Books For Topics site has a great home learning support function


You download the relevant document for your child's age.