Reading

 

Reading Eggs:

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https://readingeggs.co.uk/

 

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/  

The Ickabog: What We Know About J.K. Rowling's New Book

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:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

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 lists

 

Reading- Finding books to read online:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

 

A free daily newspaper for Parentshttps://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

 

Books about staying home:

Lovely book about staying at home

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/april/staying-home-by-sally-nicholls/

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 bookhttps://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.

Spanish translationhttps://parsleymimblewood.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/parsleymimblewoodsalvaalmundo_espagnol.pdf

 

Storytime

Preschool Story Time! - Western New York Family Magazine

 

Share a Story!

https://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007t9wg/clips

 

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?

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

https://www.storynory.com/

https://www.audiobooks.co.uk/browse/booklists/featured-free-kids-audiobooks

 

Storytime with Nick:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDe74j1F52zQ51fqNpKV07E71knNl8HFn

 

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/

 

Audio Stories

     

 

Free E Books:

Folens:

Folens are offering free access to over 330 Collins Big Cat ebooks and printable worksheets for teachers and parents.

Click Teacher Login

Enter username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

BookTrust:

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/?gclid=CjwKCAjwp-X0BRAFEiwAheRui4A6wa8SIkcj05C_F-UCledluOJUSPPxpGnYaaUK9OzleNBfb0VFthoCZyoQAvD_BwE

 

Phonics/Early Reading

 

Additional Websites:

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j/articles/z4ycrj6

 

Tricky Words Video (Early Years)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm/articles/zr728xs

 

Alphablocks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01cz0p1/alphablocks

 

Busy Things

Use your LGFL Log in and Username to access a variety of phonics games. Suitable from Nursery to KS2.

https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-login/

 

Top Marks

Lovely phonics games to practise a variety of skills. Suitable from Nursery to KS1.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

 

Phase 1 Rhyming Game for Early Years

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line_rhyme_US.swf

 

Physically active phonics game ideas.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/physically-active-phonic-games-t-e-2550046

 

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.

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/teachers-area/classroom-toolkit/tabletop-phonics-board-games

 

Phonics Bloom- suitable for Phase 1 - Phase 6

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://floppysphonics.com/

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/

https://www.letterland.com/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/

https://www.syntheticphonics.net/

 

Websites to support Reading + Writing:

https://authorfy.com/

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.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - Y3-6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv - Y1-2

https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI95_jh_ij6AIVzbTtCh1SngAdEAAYASAAEgIzrfD_BwE# - book ideas- British Library

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/?mc_cid=1a89f05f20&mc_eid=cc1ad1b3e5 - Family Zone

https://www.pobble365.com/ - Every day a picture is posted as a stimulus for creative writing

 

Other Useful Websites:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  

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.

https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/content/40114?fbclid=IwAR1C-FBfXCYR1I7h43r7M9c2zN0DTlVwH8YI90ohvXX7cVhNFN-w6-PjiEI

 

You Tube Versions of the stories.

Superworm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0keNDquvZEE

Stick Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8pKjYgjPLI

The Ugly Five

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Uwvx2uCTQ

The Smeds and the Smoos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRpTgV-k9j8

 

//www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ for R-Y6

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/ R-Y2

https://www.funbrain.com/books

https://literacytrust.org.uk/free-resources/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImuKxqMuf6AIVgrHtCh2TyQawEAAYBCAAEgKQh_D_BwE

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

 

Read the First News Newspaper!

Reading activities- Journal

 

Spelling Practice:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Spelling & Grammar: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

 

 

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