March 24th, 2020

Reading with RCS


We miss you! It isn’t long since we said our temporary goodbyes to most of you, but these are strange and uncertain times, and we wanted you to see some familiar faces whilst you are following government advice and staying indoors.

We also wanted to give you some advice. Read.

We are all potentially going to be spending much more time than usual indoors. Please take this as an opportunity. Mr Turton’s book choice here is called ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ – and this is a really important idea. We may not be able physically to go travelling or exploring at the moment, but books can transport you somewhere else for an hour or two.

Here are some ideas:

  • If you have young relatives, read books to them and with them – ask them lots of questions!
  • If you have elderly relatives, read to them over the phone or a video call – some people are feeling quite lonely at the moment, and it’ll mean the absolute world to them!
  • Build a “Reading Hour” into your day – routine and structure are important at a time like this
  • Keep a reading journal – you’ll be able to look back on it, and smile, reflecting on what may be an otherwise quite difficult time!
  • Bring your selfie A-game – join your teachers and take and share Reading Selfies. If you want to, send them to and we’ll collate and share the best ones!
  • Get creative – design costumes for characters, build models, act scenes out, or write alternative endings, additional chapters, or diary entries!
  • Treat reading as a social activity – as a group of friends, why not all agree to read the same book, and discuss it over the phone or by text?

Nothing beats the feel of a real book – but if you prefer something audio or something online… 

  • Six classic children’s books with as a Word document, a PDF, and as a free audiobook.

  • A huge library of free audiobooks available for the duration of school closure 

  • A huge library of books to read online, arranged by category
School Calendar

Nothing from September 24, 2020 to September 25, 2020.