Summer school provision: activities to support teachers’ planning

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We have gathered together engaging reading, writing and skill building activities to help support teachers planning for summer school provision. Sign up for our newsletter to be kept updated as we develop and add to these resources.

We've linked to our top selection of literacy building activities for all ages below, or you can explore our full range of literacy planning and teaching resources.

Furthermore, you can access free digital books and exclusive author videos on the Oak Academy and National Literacy Trust Virtual School Library.

To support families and young people, Words for Life provides children aged 0-13 years with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home, and Zone In has a range of resources for young people aged 13-24 to help them feel more confident reading, writing, speaking and listening.


  • Theo Walcott PLPS

    Premier League Primary Stars

    Use the appeal of the Premier League to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
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    Happy News project

    An activity for year 6 pupils to focus on wellbeing while developing journalistic writing and reading skills.
    Get the resource
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    Set up a writing group

    A guide on setting up, evaluating and sustaining a writing club. Perfect for small groups in the classroom.
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  • Young Readers Story Club - Togetherness

    Young Readers Story Club

    Enjoy these short films featuring some of our favourite storytellers, poets, writers and illustrators telling exciting stories.
    Watch the videos
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    Wellbeing and Literacy: resources inspired by the Book of Hopes

    Resources to support children's wellbeing and literacy developed in partnership with Place2Be.
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    Skills Academy

    Skills Academy is a free intervention that improves students’ comprehension skills, rewarding progress in a fun way.
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    A River of Stories

    Four fully illustrated anthologies of poems and stories from around the Commonwealth to download for free.
    Download now
  • Women's FA Cup

    FA writing challenges

    Football-based writing challenges linked to the national curriculum.
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  • Words for Work

    Careers skills for CVs and interviews

    Workshops to support students with CVs, elevator pitches and interviews as they prepare for future careers.
    Learn more