A big THANK YOU to all!
You have all been doing a fantastic job working from home!
Keep up the great work and make sure you enjoy time to read.
We think these great tips from the Education Endowment Foundation will give some ideas on how to help your child with reading.
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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.
Free Book Bags for Half Term from Bude Library!
For the 3’s and under, there is a selection of library books, one free book to keep, make your own bunting, craft items to make cards, get outside activities and colouring in.
For the 4 years plus, there is a selection of library books, willow sticks to weave (including ribbon, wooden heart and string), craft items to make cards (including stickers), make your own bunting, glue stick, get outside activities and colouring in.
The theme is ‘sending love and hugs’ to family and friends while we can’t meet and to think positive, you are all awesome. Resources have been donated by Relax Kids.
If you would like to request a bag, email:
or go to https://www.facebook.com/BudeLibrary
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
The new term is here and we are all going to have to get used to different habits. Whether you are at home or at school, keep up with your reading and quiz on your Accelerate Reader books. To quiz, use this link:
If you want to check if a book has a quiz go to https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
If you have any photos, questions or comments please send them to KathyTout@stratton.cornwall.sch.uk
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 this year it falls on March 4th. For just £1 you can choose from these titles:
For more information and loads of resources go to
Become a published author:
Scholastic has teamed up with Cocoa Girl & Cocoa Boy magazines to launch a search for a new young British writer.
Bedtime Stories: Brilliant Black Tales from the Past will be an inspiring new book of stories based on real historical events that celebrate and share Black British experiences. We are looking for own voices to tell their stories.
The competition will be judged by a panel including the editor of Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy and Scholastic Children’s Books.
The winning story will be included in the published book and the writer will receive a huge inclusive collection of books for their school. Bedtime Stories: Brilliant Black Tales from the Past will publish in the UK in October 2021 for Black History Month.
Stories must be:
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
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.