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Printable activities

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    Reading Miles Global Challenge

    Challenge yourself to complete reading miles every day and read your way around the world.
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  • Tackling fake news: do children have the critical literacy skills they need to survive and thrive…

    NewsWise navigator

    Fake or for real? Try these tips and tricks for making sense of the news.
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    Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition

    Join in the challenge and write a poem all about ambition. Use the films, model poems and top tips to get started.
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Listen and watch

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    Home Time from BookTrust

    There are lots of great author and illustrator videos on BookTrust's Home Time website, including Cressida Cowell reading a chapter a day from How to Train Your Dragon.
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    Elevenses with David Walliams

    Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
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    BBC Sounds

    The BBC Sounds website has a huge range of audio content suitable for kids of all ages and interests, available to listen for free.
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Apps

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    Borrow Box

    Borrow audiobooks and ebooks for free in this handy app.
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  • Libby

    Libby

    Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your local library using your device.
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    Book Creator

    The Book Creator app is a top-rated app that allows children to make their own multimedia books. One free sample is given on sign up. Books may be published online, giving children an authentic audience.
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Useful websites

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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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    Premier League Primary Stars

    A wide collection of free, curriculum-linked resources to educate and entertain children at home. Perfect for football mad children.
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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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  • BBC bitesize

    BBC Bitesize

    Use BBC Bitesize to help your child with their homework, revision and learning.
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    Pobble 365

    Pobble 365 is a fun way to inspire your children’s creative writing. Every day, a new thought-provoking image appears on the website, along with a few lines of a ‘story starter’ and a drawing activity.
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    LoveReading4Kids

    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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