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Purple Mash

Explore Purple Mash to find out about the history of toys.

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Reading and Phonics

At Glusburn Primary School we are passionate about ensuring each children develops a love of reading. It is vital that there is a strong link between school and home to guarantee this. Below is a list of websites you can access to support this:

 

Reading

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/top-tips--3/julia-donaldsons-top-tips

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/top-tips--3

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/

https://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/chatterbooks/

http://www.firstnews.co.uk/

http://justimaginestorycentre.co.uk/

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

http://www.readingzone.com/home.php

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

http://www.worldbookday.com/

http://www.tots100.co.uk/top/2013-07.html 

 

 

Phonics

http://www.ks2phonics.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/English

http://www.ictgames.com/fallingPhonics/onlineVersion/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk//freeIndex.htm

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

Keep an eye out for exciting new books recommendations, competitions and local events…

 

Reading and Phonics in KS1

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Age 9+

Synopsis

Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France.

 

 

 

 

Age 7+

Synopsis

The Birthday Surprise by Clara Vulliamy

Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the case and save the day . . . Dotty is sporty, funny, creative, clever and FEARLESS: She is great with codes and puzzles and most of all - if there's a mystery to solve - she's your girl. This time round her trusty sidekick, Beans and TOP DOG, McClusky are keeping secrets from Dotty - will she like their surprise?

 

 

 

Age 5+

Synopsis

A Child's Garden: A Story of Hope by Michael Foreman

A boy's world is in ruin and rubble, with a wire fence and soldiers separating him from the cool hills where his father used to take him as a small child. Can a tiny, green plant shoot give him hope in a bleak landscape?

 

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