Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest


This was our book of the week and a group of children asked if they could make a story mat to help them re tell the story. They did a fantastic job working collaboratively to complete a really colorful mat.

The New Book Shop in Cockermouth

We have joined a scheme with the shop to encourage a love of books and an enjoyment of reading. Each month a new book is delivered to school and we use it in our literacy lessons. This month the book was "I Don't Want Curly Hair" by Laura Ellen Anderson. We loved the activities we did connected to the book in class.

As part of our topic "People Who Help Us" we have shared the book "Ness The Nurse" by Nick Sharratt. We found out about how nurses help us and did lots of interesting work together.

The class enjoy sharing books in and out of the classroom. We have a cosy reading tent in our outside area that two children can share and read a book together.

We have lots of opportunity to write both inside the class room and outside too.

We really enjoyed our work about Traditional Tales. We made masks, models, puppets and story mats to help us re-tell and act out the stories.

We have enjoyed our work about Traditional Tales. We made story mats, puppets and models to help us re-tell and act out the stories. We especially liked the Three Little Pigs story.

Broughton Primary School Academy

Moor Road, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0YT

Tel: 01900 828971


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