About us

About us

Pori Drwy Stori is a bilingual programme for Reception-aged children with a range of abilities. The programme builds upon the popular Bookstart programme, which is aimed at younger children.


The programme has been designed and delivered by BookTrust Cymru and is funded by the Welsh Government. Pori Drwy Stori is available to all maintained schools with no sign up necessary.


Training is available via your consortia, and this website will also be able to provide additional information, resources and support.

The programme provides sets of resources that will be delivered to schools, to be used by the Reception teacher in the classroom environment and to be taken home for parents to use with their child at home.

Term 1

Rhyme Challenge – a set of rhyme sheets consisting of five English rhymes and five Welsh rhymes, with certificates for children when they complete the challenge, which is to be able to learn and repeat the rhymes!


My Weather Watch Calendar – this is a family activity for the autumn half term break. Recording different types of weather will help children to develop their maths skills in the early years.

Term 2

Boomerang Book Bags - a set of book bags for children to take turns with at home, including a magazine for each child to keep.


Hide and Sheep cards - each child will receive a set of Hide and Sheep cards to take home. There are lots of fun games to play with the cards both in the classroom and at home.

Term 3

My Book – a unique high quality resource giving the learners the opportunity to create their own book to keep.

The Unicorn's Challenge magazine – the fun activities in the magazine are linked to the Foundation Phase and created to be used with your child at the end of their Reception year. They encourage your child to speak, listen and make decisions.


Overall aim:

The aim is to raise standards in literacy and numeracy and promote parental engagement, supporting the following Foundation Phase areas of learning: language,  literature and communication skills, including numbers (mathematical development), personal and social development and well-being and cultural diversity.


Watch this video to find out how Pori Drwy Stori is making a difference at school and at home