St William's Catholic Primary School

Christ at Our Heart

Young Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 9RG

01274 545743

Phonics / Literacy



Nature writing

My name is Luke Temple. As a children's author I am passionate about getting children engaged with reading and writing. It is sad that I'm not able to visit schools to do this at the moment.

To help bring a bit of excitement to children's 'home schooling', I have:

  • Made my most popular book, Mutating Mansion, completely free to download.
  • Created an activity pack for KS2, 'Luke Temple's Writing Toolbox'. This contains lots of the tools I use to help make my books really exciting, fun and scary to read. I hope children can use the tools to have a go at their own writing.
  • There is also a competition in the activity pack to win a signed book and a free author visit to their school (there are 3 of these prizes up for grabs). The closing date for the competition is 31st May.

The book and activity pack can be downloaded from

The Rainbow Factory - Short Story Challenge

The most exciting competition we have ever launched is here!!

We are so pleased to announce the arrival of 'The Short Story Challenge 2020', in partnership with Leeds University's School of Languages & Child Friendly Leeds!

We understand that creative writing and storytelling is such a magical medium for children. It offers a vehicle for communication, connection and creativity. It’s an opportunity for children to learn and grow, have fun and sharpen their senses - which is why more than ever we wanted to launch this competition during lockdown!

Children are encouraged to submit their short stories, between 100-500 words, by our 5th birthday (6th June) for the chance for it to be published!

The best submissions, judged by a number of partnering bodies, will be published in "The World As We Know It" storybook on Amazon and be available to purchase online. Also, very excitingly all proceeds from online sales will go to the NHS nurses working on the frontline.

Themes include; Community, Hope, The Modern World, Being A Young Person in 2020 & The Future.

There are 3 categories for entry;
Cat 1: Ages 3/4-5 (100-500 words)
Cat 2: Ages 6-7 (500 words)
Cat 3: Ages 8-11 (500 words)

Submissions (either a Microsoft word or pdf doc) should include your 100-500 words along with a title sheet (one can be downloaded from our event page or you can create your own) with the following information ;
1. Name of the child
2. Age (DOB)
3. School/nursery
4. Short story title
5. Story synopsis

Please post your submissions on the event discussion or private message them to the Rainbow Factory business page by 4pm on 6th June 2020. Any submissions received thereafter will sadly not be included in the Short Story Challenge event.

We can't wait to receive them - Good luck!


Audio Stories - The World of David Walliams 

Harry Potter


English Mastery

Literacy Shed

Pobble 365 - Creative writing

Poetry By Heart

Purple Mash

Storytime with Nick available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer. - a sequence of lessons from a Literacy Consultant, Philip Webb. - activities provided by our Speech and Language consultant Jessica Drake - supporting reading at home.