Bovey Tracey Primary School

Story Time

We will regularly add a new story to this section of the website for you to enjoy at home. Do tell us if there is a particular story you would like us to read to you! If there are words in the story you don't know ask an adult what they mean, and come and tell us which new words you have learned.

Augustus and his Smile

This is "Augustus and his Smile" by Catherine Rayner: the story that we are learning this half term. As well as enjoying this beautiful story, share it with your parents and carers and talk to them about the new words you are learning to understand - especially all those wonderful verbs! Can you use some of the new vocabluary yourself?

Who Flung Dung?

Clara in Brimley class brought this book in as one of her favourite books, and it was an instant hit! Remember to ask your parents what any new words mean and come and tell us the new words you are learning.

The Smartest Giant by Julia Donaldson

Mrs Russell has chosen The Smartest Giant to read to you. Can you say how George is showing compassion to the other children in the story?

The Badger's Bath

Mrs Andrews reads the story of Percy the Park Keeper and the Badger's Bath. Percy is a compassionate and kindly friend to all the animals in his park. In phase 1 we use Percy as a model of our school value Compassion which we are focusing on this half term.

Eat Your Peas

Everyone loves Eat you Peas - a great choice by Mrs Russell.


This is the story of Fender who goes to help an expedition clearing the litter from a beach. We are using this story as an inspiration for our own stories between now and the end of term. See how much of it you can remember and tell off by heart!

The Tin Forest

This is The Tin Forest, by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. It is the story that we have been using at Nature School this term. Thank you Mrs Andrews for reading it to us!

Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough

This is chosen and read by Mrs Russell. Enjoy it!

The tiger who came to tea

This was one of Judith Kerr's first stories for children, and has stayed a favourite ever since. I hope you enjoy it!

Monkey Puzzle

A favourite from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this is Mrs Andrews' choice for this week.

Billy's Bucket

This is "Billy's Bucket" by rbrown on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Here is a favourite with everyone! See how much of the story you can tell your family and friends yourself. Can you tell a different version of the story too?

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

A reading of Michael Rosen's classic