During the partial school closure, we will be using a range of resources and strategies to support your child’s reading whilst they learn at home. Reading will be a focus for one of your child’s weekly English lessons but there will be other planned activities across the curriculum, that will also support your child’s development in reading.

We recommend hearing children read on a regular basis and share books with them, as often as possible – reading to and with them. A range of reading material can be used to teach or provide opportunities  for your child to apply and practise their reading skills, including newspapers, magazines, online text, labels, dictionaries and manuals.

World Book Day 2021 – Who are our Masked Readers?

7 Top Tips to Support Children Reading at Home – guidance for parents

Reading with your child – a guide for parents

Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading

We are using Oxford Owl to support pupils learning and practising reading at home. Please check with your child’s class teacher or the school office, for your child’s log-in to the eBook library.

‘The Invisible String’ by Patrice Karst, read by Miss Ottley  

‘Until the Dragons Came’ read by Miss Ottley

The Great Paper Caper Story read by Miss Ottley  

‘Dustbin Dad’ – read by Miss Ottley

‘Ghost in the house’ – read by Miss Ottley

Listen to Mr Wilson read My Father is a Polar Bear by Michael Morpurgo.
Part One
Part two

There are three stories to read including:

We hope you enjoy reading the stories!

If your child enjoys Harry Potter, learning through a Harry Potter inspired curriculum will motivate and interest them.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Oxford Owl – free eBook collection

BookTrust Home Time contains free books, videos, games, recipes, competitions, activity sheets and live drawalongs, created by children’s authors and illustrators.


Free online writing games

BBC Bitesize – KS1 Creative writing

BBC Bitesize – KS2 Creative writing

Handwriting – letter families

Handwriting – letter families and cvc words

Handwriting – letter formation

Handwriting – guidance from Miss Ottley

Handwriting – precursive letter formation


Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Alphabet race full video

‘Does it fit?’  game

‘I spy’ game video

Timelapse – memory game

Noun explosion full video

Proper nouns – poem

Proper nouns – alphabet game

Singular and Plural – riddle games

Learn about adjectives, verbs and nouns

BBC Bitesize – KS1 Grammar

BBC Bitesize – KS2 Grammar


BBC Teach – KS1 English

BBC Teach – KS2 English