Patron of Reading

John Dougherty, our Patron of reading, came to visit on the 8th of October. He wowed both our children and teachers, with his creative story telling, his musical performance and passion for reading.

During the day, he visited our Nursery and Reception classes, reading one of our favourites-There's a Pig up my nose. He then read extracts from Stinkbomb and Ketchup face to the rest of the school, during our whole school assembly-which the children thoroughly enjoyed. John was happy to answer questions about his life and story writing habits. Playing his guitar, singing and signing copies of his brilliant books.

During the afternoon, he worked with a group of very excited children, to develop their skills when reading aloud.  He shared with them, some of the principles of great story telling. Including, using gesture, timing, pace and volume. John also talked to class Inspire and encouraged them to write their own song lyrics. He promised to add the music to these lyrics and perform their song when he returns on the 24th March.

Keeping in touch with our Patron.

Class Curie have been keen to keep in touch with John, sending him letters and Christmas greetings. They wrote special messages, telling him all about their own reading habits and asking further questions about characters in his stories. In November, John sent them a special video message, answering their questions and letting them know what he's been up to.

Class Curie, along with the rest of the school can't wait to see John again in March.

October 8th-The first time we met our Patron
Look at our Twitter feed to see photographs of the day we met John.

The day Connor met John Dougherty.
Recorded in his class Blog-Connor was so impressed, he just had to write down his first impressions.

Patron of Reading
Information about the Patron of Reading scheme

John Dougherty
Links to our wonderful Patron of reading

Where did Everyone go?
by Iain Thomas

Green Eggs and Ham
Narrated by C. Holtom

The Great Gran Plan
Narrated by J. Wright

Little Penguin Lost
Narrated by K. McCombe

Stick Man
Narrated by A. Russell

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Narrated by H. Pow

Not Now, Bernard
Narrated by T. Strong with Makaton - Nursery

George's Dragon goes to School
Narrated by L. Boland - Year 2

The Light in the Night
Narrated by N. Fowles

The Gruffalo's Child
Narrated by L. Flaherty

There's a Monster Under my Bed
Narrated by R. Gibbs