Water Leys

Primary School




The Storm Whale by Benji Davies 



Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another.




The Extraordinary Gardener

Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. Once day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens! Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. A charming story about the important of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!


Just like our FS2 children, they know never to give up, just keep trying and they can achieve their goals too.



LITTLE RED by Bethan Woollvin


Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf on her way through the woods to visit her sick grandmother. The wolf is hungry, and Red Riding Hood looks tasty, so he hatches a dastardly plan, gobbles up Grandma and lies in wait. So far, so familiar. But this Little Red Riding Hood is not easily fooled, and this big bad wolf better watch his back. A twist on a traditional tale.


Spring 1

Juniper Jupiter


Juniper Jupiter is a real-life superhero. She’s super brave, super fast, super strong, super smart and she can even fly. But something is missing. What is a hero without an amazing sidekick?

It turns out that lots of people want to be a superhero’s sidekick, but none of them are quite right. They’re too big, too scratchy, too weird, too scared, or way too prepared. Will she ever find the right kind of sidekick?


I wonder if Class 1 or Class 2 will be able to be the perfect sidekick or whether they are Superheroes themselves! 

Autumn 2



Star in the Jar


Up high, in the dark, dark sky … a message: LOST, ONE SMALL STAR.

When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures. Together with his big sister, he takes his special treasure with him everywhere – to the cinema, to the swimming pool and even to the toilet!

But the poor star is sad and misses its home … Can the little boy and his big sister find a way to send the star safely back?

Can Class 1 and 2 help them by writing a finding story and a missing poster? 

Autumn 1


The Something


During our English lessons, we are looking at a book called 'The Something'. The children discovered a hole in the FS2 garden and have been guessing what might be down it.


The Something 

Underneath the cherry tree in our garden there is a little hole. I'm sure there is something down there . . .

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there. Could it be a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den? Whatever the something is, he is determined to find out!