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Kidbrooke Park Primary School is not the owner or creator of most of the resources listed, and it should be noted that content is used at your own risk.

As well as writing, reading is another activity that your child should be encouraged to do. Reading, especially for primary age children, is critical to educational development and something that families can do together.

English: early years foundation stage

Bug Club Phonics

Website: www.pearsonprimary.co.uk/BCPhonics

Access through ActiveLearn Primary to Bug Club Phonics e-books, activities, shared read aloud videos and resources.

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: following the Letters and Sounds programme, Bug Club Phonics has e-books, teaching material and practice games.

Registration: required for free access to Bug Club Phonics. Form available for parents to register

Jolly Phonics

Website: www.jollylearning.co.uk

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 1. Key stage 2 children learning to read

Description: teaching videos covering key skills needed for reading and writing. Access to guidance and a bank of activity sheets covering phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Registration: not required

Letters and Sounds

Websites: www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-and-sounds - for the handbook

Letters and Sounds for home and school - filmed phonics lessons

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 1. Key stage 2 children learning to read.

Description: filmed phonics lessons that follow phases 2 to 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme for reception, year 1 and learning to blend. Parent guidance videos.

Registration: not required

Phonics International

Website: https://phonicsinternational.com - for home-learning resources and recorded webinar for teachers

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 1. Key stage 2 to adults learning to read.

Description: home learning resources include ‘Alphabetic Code and Phonics Skills’ and materials for reading, spelling and handwriting. The free series of 8 e-books include 200+ cumulative, decodable sentences and texts.

Registration: not required for all open access material. Required to download e-books ‘Alphabetic Code and Phonics Skills’.

Sounds-Write

Website: www.sounds-write.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 1. Key stage 2 and key stage 3 pupils learning to read.

Description: online courses and videos for parents, IWB resources, activity workbooks and games.

Registration: not required

Other resources

Audible

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

BookTrust

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Kids

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Schools

Website: https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 5

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

National Literacy Trust

Website: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 3

Description: a range of family activities to support literacy.

Registration: not required

Purple Mash

Website: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

Registration: children should have their own username and password

Storytime with Nick

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage and key stage 1

Description: films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.

Registration: not required

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

English: key stage 1

Phonics - see above for previously listed phonics websites.

Other resources

Audible

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

BookTrust

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Registration: not required

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Kids

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Schools

Website: https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 5

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

National Literacy Trust

Website: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 3

Description: a range of family activities to support literacy.

Registration: not required

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

Purple Mash

Website: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

Registration: children have their own username and password

Royal Opera House

Website: https://learning-platform.roh.org.uk/create-and-learn

Key stages: key stage 1 to key stage 3

Description: a range of resources which allow you to explore theatre from home.

Registration: not required

Storytime with Nick

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage and key stage 1

Description: films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.

Registration: not required

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

English: key stage 2

Audible

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

BookTrust

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

Website: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.

Registration: not required

English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource books providing 8 weeks of activities.

Registration: not required

JMB Education

Website: https://www.jmbeducation.com/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: 3 months free access available to game-based resources covering reading, writing and grammar

Registration: is required

Literacy Counts

Website: https://literacycounts.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: free home learning packs for parents covering reading and writing. A school offer is also available.

Registration: is required

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Kids

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Schools

Website: https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 5

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required

National Literacy Trust

Website: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 3

Description: a range of family activities to support literacy.

Registration: not required

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

Poetry by Heart

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

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics

Registration: not required to view poems, but it is required to access resources.

Purple Mash

Website: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects, including comprehension and grammar.

Registration: children have their own usernames and passwords

Royal Opera House

Website: https://learning-platform.roh.org.uk/create-and-learn

Key stages: key stage 1 to key stage 3

Description: a range of resources which allow you to explore theatre from home.

Registration: not required

Sound Discovery® Phonics

Websites: www.syntheticphonics.net

Rapid reading e-books and resources

Key stages: nursery to key stage 1. Key stage 2 and key stage 3 pupils learning to read.

Description: advice, activities, videos, lesson plans and sample pages for reading, spelling and handwriting. Access to Rapid Phonics e-books and resources.

Registration: not required for Sound Discovery® videos and sample pages.

Sounds-Write

Website: www.sounds-write.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 1. Key stage 2 and key stage 3 pupils learning to read.

Description: online courses and videos for parents, IWB resources, activity workbooks and games.

Registration: not required

Storytime with Nick

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

Key stages: early years foundation stage and key stage 1

Description: films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm.

Registration: not required

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

The Week Junior

Website: https://www.theweekjuniorparentsclub.co.uk/

Key stages: key stage 2

Description: downloadable articles and activities adapted for parents and guardians for home learning.

Registration: is required

The Reading Agency

Website: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: the Summer Reading Challenge takes place during the summer holidays. This year, our challenge features extra special characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.

Registration: is required