The Reading Corner

Welcome to the Reading Corner! At Emmer Green Primary School we aim to foster the love of reading in our children through engaging and inspirational texts. We believe that reading for pleasure is one of the most important tools a child could have for learning and we want to inspire children to become readers who choose to read for their own enjoyment.

Across this page you’ll find links to book recommendations from the teachers, reading activities, videos of book readings and more. Keep checking back for updates!

Book Readings

We love reading books here at Emmer Green. Below is the latest book reading from one of the staff at the school. There are many more videos available so click on this link to see the others that are available!

Link to our 'Book Reading Videos' page.

Mr Bryant reads "The Tiger who came to Tea" by Judith Kerr.

( Click here to see many other book readings by teachers and staff in the school.)

 

If you want to message any of the teachers about the videos, then you can send a message to the appropriate yearXteacher email address, or send a message to the library and reading team at libraryteachers@emmergreen.reading.sch.uk team.

Weekly Activities

Activity for Week 4

Everyone has a favourite song, or two!  What’s yours?  Sometimes, you hear a song and it reminds you of somebody special.  And sometimes you imagine pictures to the lyrics.  Well, some picture book authors and illustrators have made books based on song lyrics.  One of my favourite songs, ‘When I Grow Up’ by Tim Minchin, has been illustrated into a beautiful book.

Footloose is one of Miss Buckett’s favourite songs ever!  Luckily for her, there is an amazing book based on the original song- watch reading (singing!) it here:

Can you make your favourite song into a book?  Perhaps pick a verse and illustrate it with the images that come into your head when you hear the song.  We’d love to see your creations, so please send them in to libraryteachers@emmergreen.reading.sch.uk

Activity for Week 3

We hope you've been enjoying your reading this week! We'd like you to have a think about one of the characters in your latest book. Did any one of them stand out to you, or make you wish you knew more about them? Are there any that you particularly liked or would prefer to never meet in real life?!

We'd like you to produce a wanted poster about a character. It could be a well or little known character. The one we've done is Perfect Peter from the Horrid Henry series. We didn't like how whiney he is away from adults!

Draw your character and give reasons why they are 'Wanted'. Perhaps for dangerous reasons? Perhaps they broke into a house? Or perhaps you'd love to meet them and you can list your reasons why they are great.

Send in your entries to libraryteachers@emmergreen.reading.sch.uk
We would love to see what you've done!

Wanted-Perfect-Peter

GRR Competition

Here are some details of a fantastic competition!  Get Reading Reading would like you to design a new logo for their children’s book group.  It needs to be a circular design and you chose what pictures and books you’d like to include!  The closing date is the 31st May.  See the attached flyer for all the details.  Good luck, everyone!

Follow the link to the Weekly Activities page to find some earlier activities we have suggested which revolve around reading for pleasure

 

Favourite Books

Do you want to know what some of the favourite books are of the teachers and staff? Take a look by following this link and you will see a selection of books that we love, and the reasons we love them so much!

Link to our 'Favourite Books' page.

Perhaps you could tell us about one or more of your own special favourite books? Send a message to our Reading Team at libraryteachers@emmergreen.reading.sch.uk

 

Further Recommendations

As well as the books listed by staff within our 'Favourite Books' section, we have found that the "Love Reading for Schools" website has a wide list of recommendations for children of all ages. Please take a look through their lists and we expect you should be able to find some recommendations.

LoveReading4 Schools links:

Foundation Stage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Early years - Reluctant Readers

Key Stage 1 - Reluctant Readers

Key Stage 2 - Reluctant Readers

Free Online Books

 

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

This website contains illustrated children’s stories.

 

https://openlibrary.org/subjects/children#sort=date_published&ebooks=true

Here you can find scanned in original copies of classic books.  They are beautiful to look at and read!

 

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

A catalogue of books from different countries.  Why don’t you read a book from every country you have visited or heard of?

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

An award winning website featuring actors reading children’s books.  Watch a few and decide what makes a wonderful story teller.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=21173577031&pf_rd_r=XVC839MQ7VG3GJJXTHMS&pf_rd_p=87bef603-ccff-4382-b701-0c96c14f71b1

Free Kindle books.  An app can be downloaded on most phones and tablets to read these from.

 

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html

Non-fiction books on a range of subjects. These are great to introduce a topic or a before looking at a maths concept.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Oxford Owl is a reading resource with content suitable for all Primary School year groups.

 

https://stories.audible.com/

Audible have waived membership for children, with no need to a subscription or to sign in with an email address.

For details of our approach to reading, and how we promote and teach the joy of reading within the school, please follow this link.