Home Learning

English/Literacy

  • Stuart Prike – ‘Remains’ in Word/PDF format – 5 booklets for 5 of the poems plus guiding students on how to compare in an essay
  • Online Gruffalo workshop, and lots more. Plus stories read by Tony Ross, author – 7 stories, Facebook 
  • Elamentari – Write and code interactive stories – free access during school closures
  • Gutenburg – Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc.
  • Solomon Kingsnorth – Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format – Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty
  • Reading aloud – Children can listen to stories being read aloud – YouTube
  • Hoopla – Public library online
  • Trugs – Phonic reading games for all children, including those who cannot read or have dyslexia. Email: trugs@readsuccessfully.com for 20% off using cv2020 
  • CrickerSoft – Reading and writing software for all abilities – Free during this period
  • Driver Youth Trust – over 50 free resources, designed to help teachers get *all* of their learners engaged with reading, writing, communication
  • Jane Considine “If schools in the UK close, I will be delivering daily English activities by video for pupils to complete at home. More details to follow. If you’re interested in your children getting involved”
  • Love My Books  Creative, fun activities to support children’s literacy
  • Peter Wharmby – Teaching resources – mostly audio of me talking about an aspect of English Language or English Literature – YouTube
  • No Red Ink  – builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data
  • Carter’s Yard Phonics – Free access to Augmented Reality phonics cards – phonics and reading – images, text and ‘Zap codes’ to view online and to print at home.
  • The Reading Realm – Free home learning packs/book and library challenges/quizzes/discussion guides/games and stories written by children for children! You can also now draw/write your own stories, poems, reviews, diaries etc, in the app too
  • IXL – All ages, database of resources
  • Epic – Free 30-day trial – instant access to a range of books (age 12 and under)
  • Nessy – Help for children with Dyslexia – free trial
  • Chris Grabenstein has given permission for teachers to video themselves reading his books online – royalty free
  • CLPE – Free plans, videos, teaching notes for all year groups in primary
  • EAL
    • EFL – Rivet – Free app recommended for those learning English
    • Audible – Free – Available in 6 languages