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I hope that you enjoyed our Bedtime Story Zoom this week.  Our stories were A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson, Not Now, Bernard by David McKee and The Owl's Lesson in the Percy the Park Keeper series.  I look forward to seeing lots of you again at our next story session in July.

Mrs. Woods



National Literacy Trust research shows that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to have good mental wellbeing than children who don’t enjoy reading.

The report, based on a survey of almost 50,000 UK school children aged 8 to 18, found that:

  • Children who are the most engaged with reading and writing are much happier with their lives than children who are the least engaged;
  • As children transition from primary to secondary school, their levels of literacy engagement and mental wellbeing both decline and continue on this downward path;
  • Boys who are the most engaged with reading and writing have higher levels of mental wellbeing than girls who are engaged.

To find out more about how reading can help us to maintain mental wellbeing, please see the PowerPoint below that I shared recently with the children during an assembly.

Wellbeing and Reading

Here are some lists of recommended children's reading books for different ages.  We hope that you enjoy sharing them with your children.

Multicultural Week

Purleigh Bugler. 11th November 2020

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11th November 2020 - Remembrance Day

Purleigh Music Video

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To buoy your spirits and remind you what we look like.

Musical photo feel good montage

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The photos which you sent of children smiling, active and having fun.