What better way to spend some of your time away from school than letting your imagination travel and wander wherever it wishes by getting lost in a great book!
To help keep up the reading miles and enjoy a broad selection of texts, there are some links below for sites that provide reading scheme colour banded books and also websites that suggest suitable texts for our more fluent Grey/free reader children.
Don't forget our Hot Book Lists for each year group too.
How many can you read/share together?
Isolate with a good book and start your imagination journey today!
Collins Big Cat
Collins have provided us with online access to their reading scheme books. There are reading books to support those of you reading book band colours up to Lime. Also read the books under the 'progress books' tab for further reading material in your colour band.
If you are reading Grey/free reading books, please choose wisely from other online and paper book selections you can access.
Details to access the website:
Click on the Teacher portal and enter
Oxford Owl provides a selection of ebooks from reading scheme books published by OUP. There are texts that are appropriate for every year group and some also have short online activities linked to them which can be completed once the book is finished.
Each class has their own login that can be found on the relevant year group Home Learning newsletter. If you have any problems, do not hesitate to email your year group so we can help gain you access.
Click on the fuschia pink oval tab titled 'My class login' and enter your logon details.
Amazon's audible is offering a free book streaming service while the schools are closed so you can still enjoy the power of a good story. Snuggle up together and enjoy listening to some lovely children's texts while you either quietly master a new skill or simply relax and immerse yourself in the story itself.
LitFilmFest are providing free access to resources that are perfect for home learning. They have created a series of writing challenges, videos to provide inspiration and support with English writing, and opened up some of their resources to download free. The relevant links are provided below:
Writing challenges: https://litfilmfest.com/playlists/
Weekday video releases: https://www.youtube.com/litfilmfest
Free downloadable resources: https://litfilmfest.com/home-ed/
Creative Writing Challenges
Children's Book explaining the Coronavirus
Below is the link to a free children's book all about Coronavirus, illustrated by Alex Scheffler.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?