Time to Read for teachers

At BookTrust we know that reading has so many benefits for children. It can help them deal with new and challenging situations.

That's why we're sending out Time to Read packs to every Reception child in England and every Primary One child in Northern Ireland from this November, to help them settle into school a little easier.

Rob and Kids

Together, we can get families reading with their children. To help them do this we are giving every Reception pupil in England and every Primary One pupil in Northern Ireland a copy of I Am a Tiger by Karl Newson and Ross Collins  – it's a fantastically funny story that is sure to spark every child's imagination!

From November 2021, your school will receive a delivery of books to give out to your Reception or Primary One class.

On the Teacher Letter that can be found on this page and inside your delivery boxes, you'll find lots of ideas to help you theme a lesson or activity around this year's Time to Read book, and get your class excited about reading with their family at home.

Thank you for taking part in Time to Read.

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    If any school has received their allocation of Time to Read packs and has discovered a need for extra packs.

Download the Teacher Letter for England

Download the Teacher Letter for Northern Ireland

Time to Read for families: what you need to know