Summer Reading Support:
Here are some lovely book choices for young children to share over the summer!:
This website are offering parents a 30 day free trial at the moment. They also have lots of free home learning resources. This is an excellent website to support with reading!
EAL Resources: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/
This is a great resource for children who are learning English. There are games, songs, stories and activities. The site also offers advice for parents supporting their children to learn English.
JK Rowling has written a new book, check it out here! :https://www.theickabog.com/home/
Writing Stimulus: https://www.pobble365.com/
Get a new creative writing stimulus every day. Children will receive a story starter, sentence challenge and questions to prompt discussion.There is also a daily webinar to support home learning.
Need some new reading material?
Here are links to two websites that can support your child with reading. These websites will give you access to eBooks which your children can read.
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ This website has access to eBooks that your child will be familiar with. You can browse the books by age, series or level. This site also has access to other learning resources for different subjects.
https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html This site has thousands of books available where you can browse by categories. For example; About me, Animals or Science.
You might find this book useful for explaining Coronavirus and current events to your child. The book is illustrated by Axel Scheffler (who illustrates all Julia Donaldson books).
Coronavirus- A Book for Children
Suggested Reading lists:
100 Best Books for 0-5 year olds: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-0-5/
100 Best Books for 6-8 years olds: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-books-6-8/
100 Best Books for 9-11 year olds: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-books-9-11/
Reading- Finding books to read online:
A free daily newspaper for Parents: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home
Books about staying home:
Lovely book about staying at home
Book of Hopes:
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/-' Completely free for all children and families, this extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals'.
How not to go to school book: https://parsleymimblewood.wordpress.com/- This book was created with donations going to NHS charities. It has now been translated into different languages, there is a read aloud version and someone has also created a SATs paper related to it- it is worth a look.
Share a Story!
Stories for children to listen to:
Audible have made hundreds of their children's books free at this time. Why not spend some time listening to a story?
Storytime with Nick:
Audio Stories- David Walliams
David Walliams is reading a chapter of one of his books every day.
Click on link: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Free E Books:
Folens are offering free access to over 330 Collins Big Cat ebooks and printable worksheets for teachers and parents.
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There are daily phonics lessons on these two YouTube Channels!
Ruth Miskins- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ:
Phonics on BBC Bitesize.
Some great videos are available for the introduction of each new sound. Suitable for Phase 2 and Phase 3- Early Years and KS1.
Tricky Words Video (Early Years)
Use your LGFL Log in and Username to access a variety of phonics games. Suitable from Nursery to KS2.
Lovely phonics games to practise a variety of skills. Suitable from Nursery to KS1.
Phase 1 Rhyming Game for Early Years
Physically active phonics game ideas.
Follow Phonics Family- They have loads of fun and practical ideas of things to do to make learning phonics fun and interactive at https://phonicsfamilycom.wordpress.com/
Teach your Monster to read is free if accessed from a computer desk top. They have some great print outs for table top phonics games.
Phonics Bloom- suitable for Phase 1 - Phase 6
Websites to support Reading + Writing:
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/- Click here to see all the great free resources from the Literacy Trust!
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - Creative writing:
https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI95_jh_ij6AIVzbTtCh1SngAdEAAYASAAEgIzrfD_BwE# - book ideas- British Library
https://www.pobble365.com/ - Every day a picture is posted as a stimulus for creative writing
Other Useful Websites:
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20 + days of learning and activities
FREE Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs
Scholastic have made these home learning packs available on their website. If you do have any of these books at home, you can find them here online.
You Tube Versions of the stories.
The Ugly Five
The Smeds and the Smoos
//www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ for R-Y6
Read the First News Newspaper!
First News- Newspaper for Children
First News Quiz- 19th June Edition
Reading activities- Journal
Spelling & Grammar: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar