Reading at Home

Depending on their age, children should spend at least 10 – 20 minutes each day reading a book of their choice. This can be independent reading or shared reading with an adult or a sibling.

Visit Scholastic – Classroom Magazines, which sets five learning journeys each week. Each day requires the children to listen to a book, read independently and complete a reading activity. These learning journeys are differentiated to cater for all primary age groups. Appropriate videos to support their reading, questions and interactive games are provided alongside each learning journey. Five new learning journeys will be available each week. Please start at week 1.

Sign up to Oxford Owl, using an email address, to access their free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old.

Shared Reading

Oliver Jeffers, author of ‘The Way Back Home’ and ‘Lost and Found’ has been reading his books and talking about some of the things that went into making the book. You can re-watch the videos on his website.

Listen to a huge range of stories being read on Storyline Online.

Listen to Kids Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen.

Bedtime stories with Tom Fletcher

Puffin Books Storytime with stories shared by people including Jacqueline Wilson, Malala Yousafzai and Sophie Kinsella.

Poetry Time

Ruth Miskin (Read Write Inc. Phonics) has added Poetry Time films to YouTube and you can find PDFs of the poems below.

The films will stay on YouTube so children and parents can join in and enjoy them again and again.

The Happy News

The Happy News have produced free resource packs. The Happy News is a wonderful way of spreading happiness and showing kindness to others at this very strange time. They are fabulous packs to print off and work through the activities.