You can find lots of authors reading their work on social media, which is a very special way to enjoy their work (although it doesn’t replace you reading to them). Many of them are reading in daily installments which is very exciting; you will be listening alongside lots of other children (and grown-ups!) who are staying at home just like you.
We will update this list, so do check back from time to time.
These authors are reading a little bit every day from Monday 23rd March:
Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his books every day on Instagram live at 6pm UK time and then the recordings are available on his website.
Cressida Cowell is reading How to Train Your Dragon, one chapter a day from Monday 23rd.
Ross Montgomery (author of ‘Christmas Dinner of Souls’ who visited Y5 before Christmas)
RJ Palacio is reading “Wonder” every day from Weds 25th March on Twitter Live: #WONDERreadaloud
Piers Torday is reading “The Last Wild” every day at 2.30pm on Instagram Live.
As a school we want all our children to discover the huge benefits that come from reading for pleasure – benefits that reach far beyond the classroom, such as good mental health and well-being and a better understanding of the people and world around us.
We have launched the Lyndhurst Library Project to create an appealing, welcoming and calm space in our school, where our children can explore exciting, good quality books and enjoy reading for pleasure.
The library will also be used as a quiet, calm and private space where children who struggle with reading, or just haven’t found the right book yet, can enjoy a book of their own free choice without the pressure that can sometimes be felt in the classroom.
The rooms will also be used as private spaces for learning support, provided as 1:1 or in small groups.
We were really excited to open the doors to the school library for Book Week, as planned. The children have absolutely loved exploring the new room, relaxing on the beanbags and cushions, kicking back in the hut and under the tree, sharing books and simply enjoying their new space.
We are now excitedly planning the next phase of the project, which is a collaboration with the Acorn Book Club to make the library an even more magical place for our children to enjoy reading for pleasure. Watch this space!
There are a number of ways in which you can support the project. Here are some ideas: