Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Our vocabulary progression is a working document as we adapt to the needs of the children. When we make changes we will let you know on class dojo so you can take a look at the updated version. 

Have a look on the 'Latest News' page, to find out what our word of the week is!

Totternhoe's Virtual Library

Visit our  'Virtual Library' to read and listen to a variety of stories on our shelves. Look below to see, just some of the  books on offer!

Useful Websites/Resources

Reading support from Central Bedfordshire Libraries - Click   here
Words for Life - Click here
Books for Keeps - Click here
Love Reading 4 Kids  - Click here
Oxford Owl free eBook Library - Click   here
Stories Online - Click here
Oliver Jeffers Books - Click here

Teach Your Monster to Read

In Reception and Year 1, we are also teaching our monsters to read at school and at home. Each child has their own login details and can earn certificates and letters from their monsters. ​ If you need reminding of your child's login details, please speak to your child's teacher.
Click here to login to  Teach Your Monster to Read

Read Write Inc. Spelling

Read Write Inc. Spelling is an online  service that supports children in Years 2-6 learn to spell.   It follows on from the Read Write Inc programme that we use in EYFS and KS1 and you can filter the activities by year group. If you need reminding of your child's login details, please speak to your child's teacher. 
Click here to login to Read Write Inc. Spelling


Oakley - Pets as Therapy Reading Dog

We are VERY excited that to inform you that we are visited by a school therapy dog as part of the Pets as Therapy Read2Dogs scheme. Jacqui visits us with her dog, Oakley each week.
How it works
Most adults are apprehensive about speaking in public as it can be very daunting and young people are no different. Research shows that young people can become nervous and stressed when reading to others in a group. However, when a PAT Dog enters the group, children often become less stressed, less self-conscious and more confident as the dogs are non-judgemental. Before long the young people are starting to look forward to the reading experience as they are going to read to their new friend.
PAT Dogs provide comfort, encourage positive social behaviours, enhance self-esteem, motivate speech and inspire young people to have fun.
The children will also be told how much Oakley enjoys hearing stories. The children will be allowed to sit so that they can interact with Oakley. 


In Years 4, 5, and 6, all children complete Lexia tasks on a rolling programme. More details can be found here: