About Pori Drwy Stori

Pori Drwy Stori is a bilingual programme for Reception-aged children with a range of abilities. The programme builds upon the popular Bookstart programme, which is aimed at younger children.


The programme has been designed and delivered by BookTrust Cymru and is funded by the Welsh Government. Pori Drwy Stori is available to all maintained schools with no sign-up necessary.

Training is available via your consortia, and this website will also be able to provide additional information, resources and support.

The programme provides sets of resources that will be delivered to schools, to be used by the Reception teacher in the classroom environment and to be taken home for parents to use with their child at home.

 All Pori Drwy Stori resources

Autumn term

Rhyme Challenge – a set of rhyme sheets consisting of five English rhymes and five Welsh rhymes, with certificates for children when they complete the challenge, which is to be able to learn and repeat the rhymes!

My Weather Watch Calendar – this is a family activity for the autumn half term break. Recording different types of weather will help children to develop their maths skills in the early years.

Spring term

Boomerang Book Bags - a set of book bags for children to take turns with at home, including a magazine for each child to keep.

Hide and Sheep cards - each child will receive a set of Hide and Sheep cards to take home. There are lots of fun games to play with the cards both in the classroom and at home.

Summer term

My Book – a unique high quality resource giving the learners the opportunity to create their own book to keep.

The Unicorn's Challenge magazine – the fun activities in the magazine are linked to the Foundation Phase and created to be used with your child at the end of their Reception year. They encourage your child to speak, listen and make decisions.

Aim:

The aim is to raise standards in literacy and numeracy and promote parental engagement, supporting the following Foundation Phase areas of learning: language,  literature and communication skills, including numbers (mathematical development), personal and social development and well-being and cultural diversity.

Supporting the curriculum

Encouraging home school links

Class activities

Frequently asked questions

  • Is there any cost to schools?

    No – Pori Drwy Stori has been funded by the Welsh Government. All maintained schools in Wales are eligible and will receive the programme automatically. No sign up is necessary. 

  • When will resources be delivered to schools?

    Resources are delivered twice a year. In January schools receive resources for the Spring and Summer terms. In June schools receive resources for the Summer holiday and the Autumn term.

  • Which children are eligible to receive the Pori Drwy Stori resources?

    Pori Drwy Stori packs are intended for all Reception-aged children to use in the classroom as well as to take home and share with family and friends.

    We have enough resources for Reception-aged children (4- to 5-years-old) and cannot provide packs for any other year groups or purposes. This means we cannot provide packs for Nursery or Year 1 children, even if these classes are mixed with Reception, or we risk running out of packs.

  • What about children not starting school until later in the year?

    Schools should receive enough resources for all the children who are expected to start Reception this school year. We ask that teachers store any spare resources needed for further intakes or for new arrivals during the school year and give them to new Reception children only.

  • Who should I contact if I have a question?

    Should you require any further information or support regarding the programme please send your query to booktrustcymru@booktrust.org.uk and we'll respond as soon as we can.