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 and encourage them to talk to you about it.
* 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 sibling, find another similar book or even turn their books into a home library.
* Listen to a story online click here or learn how to draw well-known characters click here.
Your child could also try some of the comprehension activities below:
Gunpowder Plot Comprehension – 3 Levels
Theseus and the Minotaur Comprehension – 3 Levels
The story of Arachne Comprehension – 3 Levels
Quest of Perseus Comprehension – 3 Levels
Pet Cats Comprehension – 3 Levels
Icarus Comprehension – 3 Levels
Greece Comprehension – 3 Levels
Carnival Comprehension – 3 Levels
Lion and the Mouse Comprehension – 3 Levels
Looking for something for your child to read? Look no further! Here is a list of recommended reading which all have free access online.
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. Highly recommended and suitable for all ages.
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.
This website has popular book related activities. There are good ideas to encourage children to think like authors and illustrators.
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.
Stories and poems by classic authors such as Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens.
World of Walliams
Elevenses – daily audio instalments of David Walliams reading one of his books aloud at 11.00am Monday to Friday.
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.