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St Michael's Woolmer GreenVA C of E School

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Book Corner

Don't forget  to join us for a live story time, week beginning 8th February: 

KS2 2.30pm on a Monday and Wednesday

KS1 2.30pm on a Tuesday and Thursday

Click on the Google Meet Link on the KS1 and 2 Classrooms, mute your mic, relax and listen.

Great news... Harper Collins are giving free access to the Big Cat ebooks which are an excellent resource for reading with your child.

Go to Collins connect ( I will post the link)

Click on Teacher portal

username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

password: Parents!21

 

 

7 top tips to support reading at home

Oak Academy Library

Welcome to the Virtual School Library, brought you by Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.

 

Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. Having access to a school library is really important as they nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing. This Virtual School Library will complement existing school libraries and will ensure that children have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home.

 

 

First News Quiz 2020-21

 

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

 

Experience the world of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together, in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse was written and read by Charlie Mackesy.

 

 

The Book of Hopes

Award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell, has launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown, which is hosted exclusively on Family Zone. It is a collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures, with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

 

The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.

While We can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. The creators of the well-known book 'The Hug', Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, have put together this new story especially for the unique times we are living through. Please click on the link below to watch a beautiful adaptation of their story.

 

Feelings by Libby Walden and illustrated by Richard Jones

What you feel is who you are...Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience. Click on the link below to see the book, photographed page by page, and read aloud by Mrs Woods.

 

Coronavirus - a book for children

This hugely popular free information book explains the coronavirus to children aged five to 10, with illustrations by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Written with the expert guidance of Professor Graham Medley from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it helps to provide clear information about the effects of virus, and why everyone is talking about it. The book has been downloaded over one million times since it was launched! Watch the book being read aloud by Hugh Bonneville, star of Paddington. 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk

A traditional tale with a STEM twist.

 

I Can be Sporty

A lovely book all about famous athletes past and present.  Some fun activities to do too.

 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Click on the link below to take you to hundreds of magical bedtime stories. Join a host of celebrities for a different story read each night just before bedtime.

 

The Top Ten Digital Books, here for you to enjoy!

You'll notice that there are only 8 links below, but that is because the other two recommended books are already on this page if you scroll a little further down. They are "Coronavirus - a book for children" and "The Book of Hopes".

Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy!

(for 7-11 year olds)

 

Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy!

(for 3-7 year olds)

There are only 7 links here, because the other 3 (There's a Bear on my Chair, Astro Girl and Mrs Mole I'm Home) are all on the CBeebies Bedtime Stories website. Please follow the link at the top of this page to take you directly to that site. 

Born to Run

Mrs Woods is reading the book Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo. Please click on the audio links below, sit back, relax and enjoy the story as it unfolds.

Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life – and from owner to owner… until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog.

Born to Run - chapter 1.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 2.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 3.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 4.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 5.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 6.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 7.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 8.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 9.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 10.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 11.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 12.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 13.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 14.mp3

Born to Run - chapter 15.mp3

The End.mp3

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