Summer school provision: activities to support teachers’ planning

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We have gathered together our engaging reading, writing and skill building activities to help support teachers planning for summer school provision.

You will find our top selection of literacy building activities for all ages below, or explore our full range of literacy planning and teaching resources.

What’s more, teachers can also use the free digital books, exclusive author videos and engaging literacy activities to support children's learning in the classroom and at home on our Family Zone site (for ages 0-12) and on our Zone In site (for ages 13+).

Key Stage 1

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    Young Readers at Home (5 to 8)

    This activity pack is designed for children to work through independently, or with the support of an adult.
    Get the resource
  • Dream Big Board Game

    Dream Big board game

    Play a game of luck and challenge, packed with questions to help you explore different careers.
    Play the game
  • Poetry Academy

    Poetry Academy

    A series of writing tutorials from top poets to inspire young people to get writing with prompts and tips.
    Visit the academy

Key Stage 2

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    Premier League Primary Stars

    Use the appeal of the Premier League to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
    Learn more
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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.
    Learn more
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    Young Readers Story Club

    Every week this summer we will be releasing a new video featuring some of our favourite storytellers.
    Watch the videos

Key Stage 3

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    Skills Academy

    Skills Academy is a free intervention that improves students’ comprehension skills, rewarding progress in a fun way.
    Learn more
  • Poetry Academy

    Poetry Academy

    A series of writing tutorials from top poets to inspire young people to get writing.
    Learn more
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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.
    Learn more

Key Stage 4 and post-16

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    Career Corner (16+)

    An employability checklist and activities to help you boost your skills and plan your next steps on our Zone In page.
    Learn more
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    Behind the Cover (16+)

    An online book club for young women and non-binary readers which features a new audiobook every month.
    Join the club
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    Virtual internships (14+)

    We're launching an internship scheme, giving you the opportunity to engage with employers and learn new skills.
    Learn more