The Glyn Learning Foundation

Mystery Reader

At Lime Tree Primary School we strive to foster a love of reading both in school and at home.  To inspire children further we would love to continue with our 'Mystery Read!'

During these unprecedented times, it is not possible to invite 'Mystery Readers' into school however, we would love to invite  parents/grandparents/family members or carers to share a favourite story via video.  This can be done by recording yourself reading your favourite story which will then be shared with the children in their phase group:

Phase One - Nursery, Reception and Year One
Phase Two - Years Two, Three and Four
Phase Three - Years Five and Six

Our aim is to show children that adults love reading too and that we have a favourite children's book that we enjoyed when growing up.

This must be kept a secret (even from your own child) to gain the full impact and excitement of the mystery reader.

The mystery read will happen every other Thursday afternoon week beginning Monday 29th April 2021.  During this time the Mystery Reader will introduce themselves to the phase group and inform the children as to who their child is and which class they are in.  They will then read their favourite story.  The reader may wish to include why this specific story is their favourite.  For example, "This was read to me by my favourite teacher."

Please send your 'Mystery Read' video to during the week commencing Monday 29th March. In the email please include:

  • Phase group for which the video is intended.  For example, this is a text suitable for Phase One.
  • Child's full name
  • Name of Child's class
  • Attach video to email

We will email you with a date that we intend to share your video with our children so that you can share in your child's excitment when they come home from school.  Alternatively, if you would like your video shared on a specific date, please add that information to your email.  Mystery read dates are:

  • 29th April
  • 13th and 27th May
  • 17th June
  • 1st and 15th July

To all our Mystery Readers, thank you in advance for your support in helping us enhance the love of reading at Lime Tree.  We are eager to share some wonderful story-telling with our children.