Laying the Foundations for Children to Thrive

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Grosvenor Road Primary School | Parkgate Drive | Swinton | Manchester | M27 5LN

Grosvenor Road Primary School

Virtual Library

Welcome to the Grosvenor Road Virtual Library

The videos in our Virtual Library enable our children to hear books read aloud and this is one of the most important activities for reading success. It provides children with a demonstration of phrased, fluent reading and develops the listener's interest in books and desire to be a reader.

Listening to others read books develops key understanding and skills, such as an appreciation for how a story is written and introduces book conventions, such as "once upon a time" and "happily ever after", and invites the listener into a conversation with the author.

Children can listen on a higher language level than they can read, so reading aloud makes complex ideas more accessible and exposes children to vocabulary and language patterns that are not part of everyday speech. This, in turn, helps them understand the structure of books when they read independently. It exposes less confident readers to the same rich and engaging books that fluent readers read on their own, and entices them to become better readers.

Children use real life to help them understand books, and books help children understand real life. Choose books that invite children to respond with enthusiasm and understanding. Look for books with rich language, meaningful plots, compelling characters, and engaging illustrations.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a whole school library and caters for many different age ranges, from Nursery up to Year 6. Please make sure young children’s reading choices are supervised by an adult.

Please view our library below by selecting the play button, then simply select a book from one of the shelves.

Alternatively, download the library as a PDF HERE.

If you find that any of the video links are 'broken', please inform school via email - thank you

View our virtual library and PSHE SMSC