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Lots of children have been busy reading and quizzing while we have not been able to be at school together, some of you must be running out of things to read!

 

 

Looking for book recommendations if you have been hooked in by a particular series or author and are ready to branch out? From Harry Potter and Tom Gates to Rainbow Magic and The Worst Witch, we've got you covered with  BooksForTopics Branching Out booklists!

 

If you like this...try these...!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under

Instantly access 40,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more

https://www.getepic.com/

 

First News have been sending us electronic copies of their awarding winning newspaper as they are not able to deliver it to us right now. Mrs Reese has been sending it home to you via Parentmail each week so ask your grownups if you haven't seen a copy yet.

 

 

Remember that years 2 to 6 have access to our school Accelerated Reader at home right now so you can still read and quiz. You need to follow the link below. Log in with your school log in details as normal. If there are any problems, ask your grownups to email the office and we can quickly sort them out.

 

https://ukhosted18.renlearn.co.uk/6701828/

 

 

While schools are closed, Accelerated Reader have kindly given free access to MyOn, a website full of all kinds of books, fiction, non-fiction, craft books, sporty books and everything inbetween! There is no need to log on, just click the link and press start reading on the website to find your perfect book!

 

https://readon.myon.co.uk/

 

Ask your grownups to complete a simple registration form for free on this brilliant site to help you develop your reading. After a simple registration process, you will take a placement test and then are given short texts suited to your reading ability from a variety of genres. You then take quizzes on these texts: scores below 70% mean that your next text will be a bit easier; scores from 70%-89% mean your level stays the same; and scores of 90% or higher will lead to a harder text.

https://readtheory.org/

 

Happy Reading!

Love

Mrs Roberts

xxx

 

There are lots of helpful websites that can help you and your grownups with your English learning from home, have a look at some of the links below.

Family Zone from the National Literacy Trust

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

Ideas and guidance for fun, simple activities that will engage children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

 

The Literacy Shed

Literacy Shed

Lots of beautiful stories, told in film.

 

BBC BiteSize

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has lots of games, puzzles, tips and hints to help improve your writing.

 

Books for Keeps

Books for Keeps

 

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. Filled with book reviews, writing tips, author interviews and lots more.

 

Kids Book Club

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic's Kid's Book Club, for 8-12 year olds, with games and quizzes, book reviews and more.

 

Book Trust - Book-finder

Book Trust

The Book Trust transforms lives by getting children and families reading.

Find your next great book using their book-finder

 

British Council

British Council

The British Council has a large library of online stories to read and quizzes.

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

Love Reading 4 Kids

Love reading 4 kids is an absolutely brilliant website for those who love reading.

Go on, create a log in (check with your grown up first) and find your next favourite book!

You can even download the first chapter of every book to see whether you like it or not!

A BRILLIANT resource!

 

Roald Dahl

 

Roald Dahl

Find out all about this famous author and his books, with quizzes, games and much more.

 

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl

100's of free ebooks and games to help improve reading.

 

Top Marks

Top Marks

Lots of free interactive games and resources for literacy

 

Story Writing Tips

Story Writing Tips

Handy hints for better story writing.

 

CBeebies Literacy

CBeebies Literacy

CBeebies literacy site, with games, videos and fun tutorials.

 

 

Please be aware that these websites are external to the school and we are not responsible for their content or advertising.

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