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Reading for all

 ‘To learn to read is to light a fire’ 

Victor Hugo 1802-1885


At Berry Brow, we believe that every child is a reader with no one left behind.



At Berry Brow we follow the DfE validated phonics program, 'All Aboard Phonics'. 

Have a look at their useful guides below to help you help your child to read smiley


All Aboard Phonics - Parent and Carer Training Zone

Ideas to help you read with your child.

WOWZERS TROUSERS BERRY BROW! 🌟🌟🌟 What a fantastic World Book Day we have had, celebrating its true meaning! Everyone has chosen a FREE book to take home, as well as their £1 book token. We have shared stories together with lots of staff reading their favourite books and have completed jobs around stories. Year 2 buddied up with Reception to practice their reading too! What a book-filled day we have had! 🌟⭐️🌟🥰🥰🥰 

Fancy playing reading bingo?

Year 2 recommended books

Year 1 recommended books

Reception recommended books

Nursery recommended books

Here are some links to recommended reading lists for young children



For 0-5 year olds: 


For 6-8 year olds:




How can you help?

 Reading For All


Story time at Berry Brow!



Oi Frog with Miss Burke

The pirates are coming with Mrs Boosey

Hugless Douglas with Mrs Mason

The Littlest Yak with Mrs Ricketts

The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser

Sorry with Mrs Boosey

Owl Babies with Ms Brook

The Ugly Duckling with Miss Hutchinson

We're Going on a Bear Hunt with Mrs Nicholls

Meg and Mog with Miss Lambert

The Queen's Knickers with Mrs Mason

'Aliens in underpants save the world' with Mrs Boosey

Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers with Mrs Ricketts

Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers written by Jan Fearnley

What the Ladybird heard with Miss Burke

I Need a Wee! With Mrs Wormald

The Three Billy Goat Gruff with Miss Burke

The Tiger who came for Tea with Miss Burke

Pants with Miss Blackburn

More pants with Miss Blackburn




Here We Are - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

'Here We Are' is a lovely, gentle story of humanity and our planet Earth.

Superhero Generator - What is your Superhero name and superhero power?

Storytime Video: 'Mixed' by Arree Chung

Enjoy listening to this lovely story by Arree Chung which talks about how to get along with others and embrace differences.




When I was a little girl, I used to have a toy called 'Fred' from Homepride Flour.  He had lots of cooking utensils inside him and you could also use him as a flour shaker! Lot's of fun!  Why don't you have a look at Homepride's Website which has lots of information about how flour is made and many recipes to make at

Cooking in the Kitchen - Kids Song - Pretend Play Cooking with Fun Food for Kids

Kids pretend play cooking - let's do some cooking in the kitchen! Put your apron on, grab a rolling pin and sing along as we stir, mix and whisk up a storm!

Literacy Counts - Grandad's Island (Story time Counts).

Gareth from Literacy Counts reads Grandad's Island by Benji Davies.

Home Learning Ideas for the 'Grandad's Island' story - which one will you choose?

Literacy Counts - The Storm Whale (Story time Counts)

Gareth from Literacy Counts reads The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. What would you do if you found a whale?

The Rabbit Listened - Cori Doerrfeld

A lovely story about empathy and kindness.

A Busy Day for Birds read by Ore Oduba (BSL version)

Snuggle up for this British Sign Language version of Ore Oduba's brilliant Bookstart Storytimes reading of Lucy Cousins' A Busy Day for Birds.

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through the award-winning favourite pictur...

Read Along to 'There's a Dragon in Your Book' with Michelle Obama

Welcome to another "Mondays with Michelle"! Join Michelle in a reading of one of her favorite children's books, "There's a Dragon in Your Book" written by author Tom Fletcher.

Sharing the Love of Reading for 3-5 and 5-7 year olds - some great family friendly ideas here!

"Llama Llama Red Pajama"

Dolly Parton is a great advocate for literacy around the world. We have been very lucky at Berry Brow to receive funds directly from Dolly's Imagination Library to buy books and support our Story Starter Programme in school. We love Dolly at BB-enjoy the story-it is a good one - can you hear the rhyming words?

Supporting Readers at Home Information Sheet

Reading Bingo Cards - choose one or more to complete whilst you are at home?

Author Cressida Cowell reads 'That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown'

One for the younger readers in your family - Here I'm reading aloud my picture book 'That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown', written by me.