First Chapter Friday

Every Friday a teacher from our school will be sharing with you the opening chapter of a book they love.

Even as an adult I think there is something really magical about being read to. That’s why every week we will be sharing the opening of a book that we enjoy with you.

The books we share can be accessed in our school library when we return together as a school community so remember to keep a note of your favourite.

Return to this page each Friday for the latest book.

Stay safe.

Book 2: Friday, 15 January, 2021

‘I Am Legend’ by Richard Matheson

Read by Mr M Newman

“This week I’m reading ‘I Am Legend’ by Richard Matheson. You may have heard of the movie of the same name starring Will Smith, but it has actually been made into a movie a total of three times (the others are The Last Man on Earth, made in 1962 and The Omega Man, made in 1971). None of the movie versions do justice to the story.

I’ve read this book at least ten times, and I enjoyed it as much every time; it’s not a happy story, but I like it because it forces you to re-examine your own opinion about what is normal and what is not.”

Book 1: Friday, 8 January, 2021

‘Daz 4 Zoe’ by Robert Swindells

Read by Mrs Taylor-Hamblet

“I’m starting off with ‘Daz 4 Zoe’ by Robert Swindells. If you’re in year 8 or over you’ll probably have read ‘Stone Cold’ and this book is written by the same author. I first read this book at secondary school and I can remember my English teacher Mrs Nichols reading it to my class.”

Featured image by Stas Knop from Pexels

Teacher of English | + posts

Mrs E Taylor-Hamblett teaches English at St Thomas More Catholic School. She is also Literacy Lead Across Curriculum.