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


The New Forest Church of England Primary School

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....

We encourage you to join the Summer Reading Challenge.....check out https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/  

You will be asked for personal data like your date of birth and an email address when you join so this is something you should do with an adult/with permission.

 Once you've joined you can set yourself a challenge to read a certain number of books this summer.  Miss M is going for 12, which is fine for her as she reads ALOT, but you should choose your challenge depending on the size of the book you read and how frequently you finish books. They recommend 6 books between now and September.  Some of you will want a high level of challenge because you read so much - it is up to YOU!

When you are in you can then start earning badges, playing games etc.

Miss M is setting up the School Zone area ...just like more new content will be appearing below over the coming days.


IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT SIGN UP ....you can still take advantage of the wealth of recommendations using the book lists here: 


Early Readers' (phonics and rhyme) 'Sharing a Story' books:

Winnie the Witch - Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas (read by Miss Morland)  VIDEO     Winnie and the new computer  -VIDEO        NEW  - Winnie the Witch and her magic Wand - VIDEO


Developing Readers' author of the month: MORE NEW CONTENT COMING

Confident Readers' book series of the month: MORE NEW CONTENT COMING

More 'share a story' ideas:

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 announced this week that she has 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 your chance to listen to the stories for the first time or the umpteenth time..... ENJOY!


David Walliams is reading his stories at 11am.


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


 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

Short Stories Anthology

Greek myths read by Mrs Barnes as part of the Langley class topic 'Glorious Greeks'.

Demeter and Persephone

Medusa and Athena

Odysseus and the Cyclops

Theseus and the Minotaur Part 1                Part 2

Athena and Poseidon

Icarus and Daedalus

Classic novel of the month: The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Jungle Book' read by Mrs Barnes as part of the Langley class topic 'Under the Canopy'.

Part 1 VIDEO       Part 2 VIDEO        Part 3 VIDEO       Part 4 VIDEO

Part 5 VIDEO      Part 6 VIDEO        Part 7 VIDEO      Part 8 VIDEO

Part 9 VIDEO     Part 10 VIDEO        Part 11 VIDEO      Part 12 VIDEO

Part 13 VIDEO   Part 14 VIDEO       Part 15 VIDEO      Part 16 VIDEO

Part 17 VIDEO    Part 18 VIDEO

What are WE reading:

Miss Morland has just finished 'Wonder' ideal for Year 5 and 6 children - it will be joining the library stock this term as are many new books at KS2.