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Story Time

Welcome to the Story Time page! We love books at Belmont, not only reading them ourselves but listening to stories. The stories and poems below have been recorded just for you! You can find even more recordings over on the Belmont Media section of this website.

The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byars

Listen to the beginning of this wonderful story about friendship, courage and what to do in an emergency!


Read by Elliott, Taruca Class.


War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

This incredibly moving story is about one horse's experience in the deadly chaos of World War One. In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he courageously charges towards the enemy, witnessing the horror of the front line.


Listen to Mackenzie read a short excerpt from the book.


Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis

Hear Thomas from Taruca Class read an excerpt from this wonderful tale about two friends, Callum and Iona. who vow to protect a rare bird.


Why The Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo

This is an exciting adventure and friendship story set on a remote island against the backdrop of World War One. Is the island cursed?


Listen to Eliza from Taruca Class read a short excerpt from the book.


Mr Beast - A Monster Fright In The Night by James Sage

The adventures of a little boy who loves playing monsters with his dad.


Please click below to hear this great story read by Jack, Taruca Class.


Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . .eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . thirteen! 


Listen to an excerpt from this award winning story read by Paulina, Taruca Class.


The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars

Hear Alexia from Taruca Class read an excerpt from this exciting story about a boy who discovers a rare black fox living with her cubs in the forest.



Lady Daisy by Dick King-Smith

When Ned helps his grandmother clear out her attic, he finds a very unusual Victorian doll - she speaks! Ned and Lady Daisy soon become fast friends, even though he's teased at school for owning a doll. Ned learns to stand up to his father and the school bully in order to protect Lady Daisy. But then the doll is stolen - will Ned ever find her again?


Listen to the beginning of this great story read by Jonas, Taruca Class.


Stig of the Dump by Clive King

 Hear Kyra from Taruca Class read an excerpt from this fabulous story about Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig.


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mary Lennox has grown up in India, surrounded by colour and life, and people who always do exactly what she wants. When her parents die, she is sent to her uncle's cold and lonely manor on the Yorkshire moors. There she finds the house and the gardens full of secrets. And unearthing them might just lead to the greatest discovery of all.


Listen to Shae from Taruca Class read the beginning of this fabulous story.


Mog The Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr

‘Bother that cat!’
Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy.


Listen to Jack, Taruca Class, read this funny story.


Twas The Night Before Christmas - By Clement Clarke Moore


This famous poem about meeting Father Christmas and his reindeer was written in 1822 and is read by Mrs Shales.