Streaming for Reading- A quick, creative way to teach reading comprehension using songs and lyrics

What is Streaming for Reading?

Streaming for reading is quick, creative way to teach reading National Curriculum reading comprehension questions. Each session comes with a song lyric sheet and a reading comprehension sheet that uses RIC style questioning. Every lesson starts with a song! It beats the boredom is a regular guided reading session and hits HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills). Find out more about HOTS here.

You can find out more about RIC questioning at MrsPteach

The idea is to engage all levels of abilities including lower ability readers, SEN pupils, reluctant boy readers and motivate

If you are a parent and want a fun way to help your child get better at reading ‘between the lines’ then this is a perfect resource for you.

Does it work?

Reading comprehension scores have improved by 25% in the time between Spring (assessment) and Summer term 1 (April data).

Pupil voice:

Our children loved it! Check out their thoughts here…Streamin’ for reading pupil voice

How can I use it in my classroom?

Simply choose a pack to download and click the link! You can print individual copies to put in books or show the master copy on the whiteboard. Each pack contains 6 quality text songs with lyric and question sheets.

Here you can find the free resource pack that includes an overview, classroom posters and student handouts. Click the link below:

Streamin’ for reading resource pack FREE

There are also lyric sheets, RIC question sheets and a teacher PowerPoint with links to the songs.

You can stream the music for free from Youtube or use Apple Music or Spotify.

All our Streamin’ for Reading are currently FREE in PDF format:

This is me- The greatest showman This is Me. Lyrics handout

Human – Rag and bone man 

Human Rag and Bone man

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Feel it – Portugal the man 

Portgugal the Man handout

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The Disney pack!

You’re welcome – Dwayne Johnson You’re welcome. Dwayne Johnson

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Under the Sea – Little Mermaid 

Under the sea- little mermaid

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I wanna be like you – Jungle Book

I wan’na be like you- Jungle Book

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I just can’t wait to be king- The Lion King

I just can’t wait to be King- Lion King

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Streamin for reading logo




Designing plastic sea and beach cleaners

One of my big passions is looking after the environment. Our class have been involved with the the #strawssuck campaign after watching @blueplanet2 

More recently, I brought 15 Lego We Do 2.0 packs for the school. The idea was to closer link computing and STEM subjects and raise their profile across the school. It was a huge success. The teachers and the kids loved it. 

You can find the PowerPoint for two lessons below. The first involves building a space rover and the second involves designing, building and programming a beach or sea cleaner. 

Space Exploration and Plastic cleaners Lego 

Iron Man Y3 Resources> PowerPoint, planning and text

Please feel free to download my Iron man Powerpoints, chapters and writing text. If you would like any more resources or planning just message me via the Twitter page. Thank you.

 Iron Man PP MrkEdu

Spring 1- Iron Man Planning Year 3

Resource The Iron Man handout to highlight

The Iron Man-chapter four

The Iron Man scanned in copy

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Linking school and community through enterprise

Enterprise week 2018


It is essential for young people to meet individuals from outside their direct peer and family group – the value in this is huge. In particular, for the students, it can direct them to a path they didn’t even know existed. But it also benefits those in the business world who choose to get involved in initiatives like these, who have told us that they leave with a feeling of satisfaction and increased sense of purpose through this positive work with children. Patsy Kane (2017) Headteacher of the Education and Leadership Trust.

For the first time our children will have access to higher aspirations than ever before. We are linking local business to education at a grass roots level. We are that passionate about educating the whole child and opening opportunities for our most disadvantaged children in Nottingham we have dedicated a whole week of our curriculum to Enterprise in the community.

Each class is turned into a small business. They are given a start up loan of £30 from the ‘Friends of Leen Mills’ parent organisation and are tasked with creating, designing and selling a product and service by the end of the week. Throughout the week the children write persuasive writing adverts, conduct and analyse market research and estimate profits in maths.

Shops include; bakeries, chocolate shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, flower stalls, photo booths with green screen animations and fitness suites selling healthy snacks and drinks. Money raised by all the shops will be combined to buy educational resources for our school library and outdoor seating equipment. The school council also voted to donate some of the profits to a charity. A percentage of money made by the children will be donated to Forever Stars, Intu Nottingham’s charity of the year. Intu Victoria Centre have supported our enterprise week by providing a school trip for 20 of our most disadvantaged children who will experience what it is like to set up, manage and run a business. Intu have also helped to encourage a spirit of enterprise with ‘The entrepreneur of the week’ award where one chosen child is awarded a Intu gift voucher to spend with their family in store.


We would like to thank supporting businesses who have offered to host or visit our school. These include; Intu Victoria Centre, Experian, HMRC, Tortilla, Disney store Nottingham, Warburton’s bakeries, Cadbury World, Tesco Extra Hucknall, PureGym Nottingham, Build a Bear, Krispy Kreme Nottingham, Hucknall Leisure Centre, Linby Farm shop, Another Mother and the BBC’s Apprentice runner up David Stevenson.


With the help of more local businesses, entrepreneurs and inspirational people, we aim to strengthen the link between education and the wider community, giving our children the most opportunity to aspire and achieve. If you own your own business or work for a company that would like to get involved next year please contact Tom at or tweet @tomkonsek. Find out more:

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