Reading for life

Poetry Performance Class 4

A wonderful celebration of the joy of poetry, from the lyrical to the comic to the anthemic!

Poetry Performance Class 3

Poetry Performance Class 2

Poetry Performance Class 1

Reading Inspires Writing

Listen to Kate as she explains how reading can have a huge and long lasting impact on writing. Reading opens up a whole world of opportunity and it’s impact can be felt in many ways.

Take some time to listen to a little poem from 1939 by T.S. Elliott

Macavity the mystery cat brought to life by Y5&6

Did the Egyptians Rap?

Off we go to far off lands with the Egyptians - enjoy and learn something along the way 😊

Who was Samuel Pepys?

Listen to class 2 recite their poem all about The Great Fire of London. We love to see how our topic work enriches our English work.

London is Burning - class one

Part of our school development in Reading is to develop the joy of poetry and performance. Well done to class one for learning London’s Burning and for performing it for a large audience.

The Great Kapok Tree Talk 4 Writing

Class 3 have worked so hard to learn the story of The Great Kapok Tree. Through the process, the children have been able to imitate the language and structure that they need to write their own dilemma stories. I'm sure you will agree that they sound fantastic!

Jelly Fish

Year 1 & 2 enjoy learning about jellyfish. Super performance for the community.

My Iguana by year 3&4

Starting the term off with Poetry helps to develop creativity and builds a language bank for pupils. We hope you enjoy this energetic poem.

Reading - a simple pleasure

We are delighted to have Kate Long as one of our fabulous support staff. Kate is a real ambassador for reading and writing and a key person as we move forward with a year of raising standards in reading. Kate always says she would never have become a writer if she wasn't a huge reader, reading is key in being a successful writer as it aids creativity. Kate has written eight novels, a TV drama, articles for newspapers, short stories for magazines. Kate talks about how to become a reader in this clip.