Progression in Reading and Phonics at Bowmansgreen

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.

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

Reading with your child – a guide for parents and carers

Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading

We use Oxford Owl to support pupils learn and practise 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.

World Book Day 2022

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