Compiled by teachers, the shelfies are full of our favourite books. Maybe your favourite is on our reading shelf? Perhaps there’s something you’ve never heard of, but want to try? Check them out using the links below.
Mrs Bonello’s Book Reviews
A selection of books that I have read and reviewed. Building up a collection of a range of genres and for different age ranges. Let me know if there’s a book you’d like me to review for you!
Farshore Collins & Puffin Book Club Events
A review of the author events that we have attended with information about the book in question. Links to
KS2 – 29.03.22: Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick
KS2 – 14.10.22: The Ministry of Unladylike Activity by Rachel Stevens
Below are some links to useful resources for supporting and encouraging reading at home.
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds: Aimed primarily at EYFS & KS1 parents, this area of the Little Wandle website provides parents with useful videos for supporting the teaching of early reading at home. https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
Open University Reading for Pleasure: Some resources here to support the three core strategies for supporting reading, as suggested by OU research. https://ourfp.org/supporting-rah/
Open University Reading for Pleasure: Useful information about a range of authors and book list suggestions that are updated monthly. Stuck for something to read? This should give you a few pointers in the right direction. https://ourfp.org/texts-authors/
BookTrust HomeTime: Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
National Literacy Trust: The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life. They offer resources to help parents at home at their ‘Words for Life’ website: https://wordsforlife.org.uk/