Colebrook Junior School

Working Together to achieve Success

Towcester Road, Swindon,
Wiltshire SN3 4AS

01793 823 057

Mrs Scully's Story Sessions


I love reading! I always have done. My childhood favourites were 'Teddy Robinson,' by Joan G Robinson,  'The Famous Five,' by Enid Blyton and The Mrs Pepperpot stories. I also had a very large collection of Ladybird books. I had a comic every week that got delivered with the morning paper; I had always finished reading it for the first time by the time I had to leave for school! My local library was not far from the house and I was a regular visitor. 

My mum used to read to me every day and in my imaginative play, I pretended to be a teacher and would read stories to my toys. They listened really well but didn't respond to my questions! 

My love of reading and books has continued. My first stop in a bookshop is always  the children's section and my family have got used to the phrase, 'I'm just buying this one to read at school!'

 This term I am reading the following books to the children of Colebrook Junior School...

Lower Key Stage 2
Podkin One-Ear is a legend: a fearsome warrior rabbit whose reputation for cunning and triumph in battle has travelled the ages. But how did he become such a mighty fighter? The answer may surprise you... When a travelling bard arrives at Thornwood Warren on Midwinter night, he is warmly welcomed. In return for food and lodging, he settles down to tell of Podkin One-Ear. Soon the rabbits are enthralled to hear the story of how one lost little rabbit overcame the cruellest enemy imaginable, and became the greatest warrior their land has ever known.


Upper Key Stage 2

All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with.
But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world . . . carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties--and no playmates that stick around for more than a day.
So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules . . . with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her--even if it means making a dangerous journey.