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Family Zone 5 to 8


  • Boy reading

    Summer reading tips: a guide for grown-ups

    Find out how you can help children to keep reading over the summer with these tips.
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    Meet the Dream Team with Tom Percival

    Read the first chapter of A Case of the Jitters , watch the video to find out all about the Dream Team characters and download activities.
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    Learning outdoors

    On Words For Life we're talking all about learning outdoors! Check out our activity ideas and win one of more than 50 books.
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Listen and watch

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    Young Readers Story Club

    Watch the latest film in our summer story club and then complete the challenge.
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  • Ben Bailey Smith

    Watch Not Now, Bernard

    Watch this brilliant version of Not Now, Bernard to mark the 40th anniversary of the classic picture book.
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    Tàta Storytime

    Watch this new online kids show featuring beautiful picture books read by authors from African, Caribbean and African American heritage.
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  • Puffin Podcast with Humza Arshad

    Puffin Podcast with Humza Arshad

    'How many hearts does a whale have?' Are birds dinosaurs? Join Humza Arshad and the gang answer these questions in this joke-filled podcast.
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    BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

    A new English lesson is available every day for each year group. BBC Bitesize Daily programmes are also available on TV via the Red Button and on BBC iPlayer.
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    Instantly stream an incredible collection of audiobooks in six different languages to your laptop, phone or tablet - all free!
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    Register to use a free version of this NHS backed app. It's designed to help you support your child to develop positive mental health, resilience and self-esteem.
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  • Early years tech apps

    LiteracyApps guide

    Literacy Apps is a handy guide for parents from the National Literacy Trust. Get the most out of apps that help your young children aged 0 to 5 learn language and communication skills.
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  • Teach your monster to read app

    Teach Your Monster to Read

    The Teach Your Monster to Read website and app encourages children to teach their own ‘monster’ character early reading skills, from matching letters and sounds to short stories
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Useful websites

  • Creative Communities Competition

    Connected communities competition

    How has the COVID-19 crisis brought your community together? Tell your story and enter this competition.
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    Libraries from home

    Libraries may be temporarily closed, but on this website you can find out what different local libraries are offering their communities.
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    Words for Life

    The National Literacy Trust's website for parents is full of downloadable activities, guidance on literacy milestones, fun things to try with your child and lots more.
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