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  • Summer Reading Challenge 2020

    Summer Reading Challenge

    Are you ready to join the Silly Squad? Sign up to this year’s silly-themed Summer Reading Challenge and set your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer.
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    Puffin schools

    This isn't just for schools - there are lots of things to bring stories to life including creative writing resources and great videos starring the story-makers themselves.
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  • The Literacy Shed

    The Literacy Shed

    Download free resource packs based around short films and animations.
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    Discovering Children's Books

    Children can learn how to draw a Gruffalo, make miniature books, and try lots of other activities on the British Library's children’s website.
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    Twinkl's Home Learning Hub

    Use Twinkl's home learning area to download daily activities to help you develop a routine with your child at home.
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    Usborne learn at home

    Audio stories, English, maths and science activities arranged by age, based on the topics that children are already studying at school.
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    Barrington Stoke home-schooling pack

    Information and resources for parents to support dyslexic children with reading. Includes a variety of tips, activities and where to find further support.
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    Harry Potter at home

    Get magical videos, quizzes, and puzzles from the wizarding world, and watch Harry Potter books read aloud by celebrities.
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    This website offers hundreds of free book recommendations “from toddlers to teens”, and a dedicated Kids’ Zone including competitions, quizzes and other reading-related activities.
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    Oxford Owls

    Oxford University Press offers a free ebook library featuring more than 100 of their Oxford Owls titles, aimed at children aged 3 to 11.
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    Big Cat ebooks

    Get free access to more than 300 Collins Big Cat ebooks for children in Key Stage 1.
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    Classroom Secrets

    Get downloadable resource packs for children to work through at home, covering all school year groups from Reception to Year 6.
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    Walker Books - Stay home hub

    Keep children entertained with activity sheets, videos and games based on Maisy, Where’s Wally? and other children’s favourites.
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  • letters and sounds

    Letters and Sounds for home and school

    Online phonics lessons that follow phases 2 to 5 of the Letters and Sounds programme.
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  • The Great Indoors

    Scouts - The Great Indoors

    This website from the Scouts is full of activities to do indoors, including reading and writing challenges inspired by poetry and writing letters.
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