A big THANK YOU to all!
You have all been doing a fantastic job working from home but now we are really looking forward to seeing you all back in school!
We still need you to keeeeeep reeeeeeading! [Like 'Strictly Come Dancing' ]
For some great tips to help your child copy this link from the Education Endowment Foundation:
World Book Day March 4th:
World Book Day is a charity dedicated to promoting reading for pleasure by offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. WBD is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world and for just £1 you can choose from these titles:
A digital link has been sent out but, in case you are not able to access this, a paper voucher will be sent home next week.
This year children have been asked to bake something featuring their favourite book. The winners will be announced on Thursday afternoon (4th March). Check out the class pages for some pictures.
For more information and loads of resources go to
Virtual Book Fair
There is also a Stratton Primary School Virtual Book Fair event live on Facebook at the moment hosted by Tamzin from Usborne Books. Have a look at the link - https://fb.me/e/26F6tjNIJ
For every order placed, we have the opportunity to get free books for school -
£120+ of orders = 10% in free books
£250+ of orders = 30% in free books
£600+ of orders = 60% in free books.
Not sure what to read? Why not check out some of the online stories such as Storyline Online https://www.storylineonline.net/library/ which features books read by celebrities:
This link is for 'The Library Lion' read by Mindy Sterling: https://youtu.be/T18NCobS43c
Access to Libraries
Families who have a Cornwall Library card can continue to access reading material by downloading the BorrowBox app (for free) and registering using their library card number (to gain access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks). RBDigital is also available (for free) by registering in the same way (to access a range of eComics, including Marvel and Disney). Visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/library.
If you need a library card, the school can help you get registered. Email Mrs Tout for details.
Virtual School Library
Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust have come together to launch our Virtual School Library to keep children reading during lockdown.
Every week, a popular children's author will become our ‘Author of the Week’ and provide a free book or audiobook and exclusive videos and activities aimed at primary school children, all available at library.thenational.academy.
Our first Author of the Week is Dame Jacqueline Wilson DBE, who talks about how her infamous character Tracy Beaker got her name, offers exclusive activities and recommends her top reads to check out. The Story of Tracy Beaker is also available to read for free for a week. Spread the word!
Find the link below
We will be quizzing regularly once we are back in school. This is the link
If you want to check if a book has a quiz go to https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
You should have received an email in the summer with log in details for the school library pages.
Use Junior Librarian URL https://u001999.microlibrarian.net to check your books, search for books or do a review. You can still use this in school and even reserve books that you want to borrow.
Also, this is our Reading Cloud page https://readingcloud.net
Log in with the same details to personalise your library page. If you submit a review we can publish it on this page.
Go to https://live.firstnews.co.uk for articles, information and competitions.
Check out these links for offers, activities, competitions and author blogs.
Free downloads relevant to our current situation:
https://www.storytimemagazine.com/subscription/halfprice/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0qz46djn6AIV2YBQBh009wJmEAAYASAAEgK5mvD_BwE half price subscription and free downloads
https://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/ first 6 issues for £1
Recommendations and reviews:
https://www.shedofbooks.com/ book recommendations
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ book recommendations