This section is for children to complete as part of their basic skills learning.
There are many ways to help your child with reading at home. Have a look at the letter below for more details.
Here is a copy of the reading strategies we use in school. These are ways we teach your child how to work out an unknown word.
If your child is engaging with home learning you could:
* Set aside time for your child to read their school reading book.
* Encourage your child to use Bug Club. This is an excellent way of accessing books at their level because your child’s teacher will have assigned books they should be able to read.
* Listen to an online story e.g. CBeebies Bedtime Stories
* If your child has their own books you could ask them to do a task based on their favourite book. They could write a book review, read their book to a teddy/sibling, find another similar book or even turn their books into a home library.
Your child could also try some of the comprehension activities below:
Looking for something for your child to read? Look no further! Here is a list of recommended reading which all have free access online.
Book of Hopes
A beautiful online book with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators. This book is completely free and is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators.
A website containing over 20,000 stories for children to read! All texts are beautifully illustrated with translations available into different languages. Most books come with teaching points, questions and notes for parents.
Oxford Owls have a good selection of their books available as free e-readers. You need to register but they can be accessed at no cost. There is a good range of fiction and non-fiction. This is recommended for younger readers as they offer the same colour book bands which we use in school.
Collins Big cat
Instructions to access more book-banded e-books. Titles range from red level up to lime level and cover fiction and non-fiction.
This website has popular book related activities. There are good ideas to encourage children to think like authors and illustrators. Suitable for all ages.
A great website which includes everything from authors reading aloud their own books to texts for your child to read.
This website has texts read aloud by authors, tips from illustrators and book recommendations.
Free books from Audible.
Free downloadable children’s books in PDF format.
A collection of illustrated short stories, fairy-tales, rhymes and poems that are free to view online.
BBC Audio Stories
Online audio stories for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 primary school pupils. Stories cover a broad range of primary topics. They are grouped by theme and Key Stage and are typically about 5 minutes long. Ideal for fostering speaking and listening skills and stimulating children’s imaginations. New stories added week by week.
A selection of videos featuring some familiar faces reading a collection of popular children’s books.
World Book Day
Inspiring films, writing tips and creative resources for aspiring authors and illustrators of all ages. Includes workshops run by the writers such as Matt Haig and Cressida Cowell.