Diss Infant Academy and Nursery

Diss Infant
Academy and Nursery

Reception Stories


We have created some links to online stories you can listen to at home. Share them at any time during the day or at bedtime. We hope you enjoy listening - happy reading!


Anansi and Turtle

Turtle is hungry so he follows the smell of food until it takes him to Anansi's house. She allows him in to share her food but tricks him and he leaves hungry. Despite this, he invites Anansi to dinner if she ever feels hungry. One day she turns up – but will she be fed?

Can you re-tell the story using appropriate voices for the different characters?

BBC Two - Telling Tales, English - Anansi and Turtle, 'Anansi and ...

Anansi And Turtle


The Boy and the Drum

An old man is trying to get to sleep but the boy next door won't stop playing his drum. So the man asks for help from three different people. Will they be able to help him or will he have to move out so he can get a good sleep?

Can you re-tell what happens at the beginning of the story, the middle of the story and the end of the story?

BBC Learning Zone P4C videos

 The Boy And The Drum


The Sun and the Wind

The wind and the sun battle it out to see who is more powerful. Each unleashes its force until the winner is declared. Meanwhile, Paula the weather forecaster gives a strange forecast – will her predictions come true?

Can you think of a time when you experienced some windy or sunny weather? How did it make you feel?

BBC RES - Curated collections from the... - Videos - ClickView

The Sun And The Wind


The Town Rat and the Country Rat

A rat named Jacques lives in the city and is missing Lucille, who lives in the countryside. So Jacques decides to visit her. But when he gets there his idea of the countryside isn't what he expected. So they both go back to the city. Things don't run as smoothly as expected for them and Lucille ends up caught by a cat. So they decide to compromise and move on again. This fable is also known as 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse'.

What do you think would be good about living in a city? What would be good about living in the countryside?

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The Town Rat And The Country Rat


Crazy Camelot Capers

There are 2 stories today for you to listen to. Sadly King Uther dies, it's not clear who the next King should be, so the wise wizard Merlin sets up a test with a magic sword. Whoever pulls the sword from the stone is to be King. I wonder who will get to be the king?

What do you think would make a good king?

Jackanory Junior: 'Crazy Camelot Capers' (With images) | Camelot ...

Crazy Camelot Capers



We're going on a bear hunt

Where The Wild Things Are: Amazon.co.uk: Sendak, Maurice, Sendak ...

Where The Wild Things Are

Dogger: Amazon.co.uk: Hughes, Shirley: 9781862308053: Books


Each Peach Pear Plum

Peepo! (Storytime Giants): Amazon.co.uk: Ahlberg, Allan, Ahlberg ...


The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Amazon.co.uk: Kerr, Judith, Kerr ...

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Elephant and the Bad Baby: Amazon.co.uk: Vipont, Elfrida ...

The Elephant And The Bad Baby

Lost and Found: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books

Lost And Found

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears: Amazon.co.uk: Gravett, Emily ...

Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato Charlie and Lola: Amazon.co.uk ...

I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato

Not Now, Bernard: Amazon.co.uk: McKee, David: Books

Not Now Bernard

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Hairy Maclary and Friends ...

Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy

I Want My Hat Back: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Klassen, Jon, Klassen, Jon ...

I Want My Hat Back

Traction Man Is Here: Amazon.co.uk: Grey, Mini: Books

Traction Man Is Here

The Sad Little Fact by Jonah Winter

The Sad Little Fact


                Oi Dog

Oi Dog


Tiddler: 1: Amazon.co.uk: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler: Books


The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree: Silverstein, Shel: Amazon.com: Books

The Giving Tree

Margaret And The Moon: Amazon.co.uk: Robbins, Dean: Books

Margaret And The Moon

Giraffe's Can't Dance

The Storm Whale

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth – A Special Edition ...


Here We Are

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave: Amazon.co.uk: Hische, Jessica: Books

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave