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Starts Today! Summer Reading Challenge.

Library Reading Challenge


It’s time to get silly, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 starts 5 June!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 launches today and this year the theme is Silly Squad.  Sign your child up to the amazing new summer reading challenge website at to start their summer of reading. Children can set their own reading goals and get rewards, play games and earn badges as they discover awesome books to read!

Anything they read counts.

The library offers an eLibrary , e-books, e-comics and e-audio you can download. All free with your Essex library card, so if you haven’t already register the whole family free online now.

The Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page for the “Let's Get Silly" virtual launch event starts on 5 June.

From 4pm there’ll be jokes, magic, readings, crafts and stars including CBBC’s Sam and Mark, authors David Baddiel, Ben Fogle and Konnie Huq, and the BBC’s Katie Thistleton and Hacker T Dog.

Get the whole family involved this summer with getting silly and getting reading!


CVN has joined the summer reading challenge. Have you?


Mrs Coles has another story for you. This time it is all about a sunflower. Thank you Mrs Coles.

8th June 2020


Hello Explorers, 

On our writing page we have shared the Naughty Bus story with you. 

Have you been on a bus?

Here are some ideas to help you act out the story and role-play new adventures.

  • Create a naughty bus out of a cardboard box to act out the story.
  • You could make a story box for the story. It could include some small world toys and scenery which could be made from re-cycled items.  

Where will your bus go? 



9th May 2020

We have an offer for a FREE ebook all about space.  Follow the link below:


7th May 2020

Hi Explorers, 

Would you like to find out more about VE day? Have a look at the non fiction power-point about VE day.  Also, Enjoy the CBeebies bedtime story (one of our favourites).

have a lovely weekend.

Miss Richings, Mrs Dolphin, Mrs Windebank, Mrs Cane and Mrs Wallace.

George Ezra reads Kitchen Disco | CBeebies Bedtime Stories

George Ezra invites you to a kitchen disco in this Bedtime Story, so move your hips, shake your pips and let's get all excited! Kitchen Disco is written by C...

23rd April 2020

Hi Explorers, 

follow the link for some brilliant phonic activities.  Each day there will be phonic lessons for you starting on 27th April 2020.  

In class we have all been working on phase three phonics but are moving onto phase 4.





11 am*


Learning to blend

Phase 2 recap


For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practice sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’



10 am*


Reception Summer term

Phases 3 & 4

For Reception children who can blend and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and ‘rain’


Follow the link below -


21st April 2020

Hi Explorers, 

I know that several of you are members of the library.  Did you know that you can view ebooks from the library website?  follow the link below:

Magic binoculars 21st April 2020

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Through the binoculars

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Caterpillar to the rescue

14th April 2020

Your reading challenge this week is to tell your grown ups a story about a mini beast.  Can you remember the very hungry caterpillar? Keep reading every day to you grown up. Perhaps you can tell them about the very busy spider?

Have fun

7th April 2020

Hi Explorers, 

I have made a story about Buzz Lightyear.  Come and listen to me read it to you.  Perhaps you could read a story to your toys or your grown up.  Have fun.

Buzz Lightyear meets the Queen

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5th April 2020

Keep reading Explorers class.  I have added some other books and activities for you to have a look at.  Have fun!

Week beginning 30th March 2020