Water Leys

Primary School




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 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



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!