|Vooks||https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation Free for 1 year||Animated read-along storybooks with linked resources.|
|CBeebies Radio||https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio||Listening activities for younger learners.|
|DK Find Out||https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/||Great for encouraging leaners to carry out non-fiction reading and research to support a range of areas across the curriculum.|
|Oxford Owl||https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for- home/reading-owl/english–1 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for- home/reading-owl/reading||The Oxford Owl website contains a range of eBooks which learners can engage with at home. Using your authority log-in, there are story time and poetry time resources, which include printable stories and poems which can be shared for home learning.|
|Literacy Shed||https://www.literacyshed.com/||The Literacy Shed contains visual resources to support literacy lessons. This includes the use of film / animation clips to base study and writing on.|
|Jackanory Junior||https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007t9wg/cli ps||Clips of celebrities / actors reading stories. The programme is designed to stimulate an interest in reading.|
|Storytime Online||https://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/||Videos of famous authors reading stories.|
|Pobble 365||http://www.pobble365.com/||The Pobble 365 website contains a new image each day which can be used to inspire writing. The site can be used for literacy starters and also contains ideas for writing, listening and talking.|
|Sumdog Spelling||www.sumdog.com Free for school closures.||Sumdog spelling provides engaging games to develop spelling skills. The tool allows teachers to track progress and set targets.|
|Spelling Frame||www.spellingframe.co.uk||Spelling Frame allows you to input your own words to create a range of fun spelling practise games.|
|The Karate Cats||https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/art icles/zdp4pg8||The Karate Cats game allows learners to develop their skills in grammar, punctuation and spelling. |
Learners work through “belts”, where difficulty progresses as belts are achieved.
|The Countdown Game||http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/wordgame.ph |
|A fun game to develop spelling and |
|JoJo Gnome’s |
|https://www.jojognome.com/story-podcast/||Lots of stories to promote listening skills for younger learners.|
|Teach Your |
Monster to Read
The website is 100% free to access all games.
|The “teach your monster to read” website contains a series of fun reading games.|
|Word Tamer||http://www.wordtamer.co.uk/||Word Tamer is an interactive and creative story writing website. It contains a series of challenges to support learners with developing an imaginative story. The website has been created by a children’s author. Videos and other features of the |
website teach learners about characters, setting and plot.
|Free Rice Game||https://freerice.com/||The UN World Food Program site offers a great vocabulary-building game for learners. Every time a question is answered |
correctly, FreeRice donates ten grains of rice to hungry people.
|Libraries for digital books||https://www.storynory.com/ http://en.childrenslibrary.org https://www.storyplace.org/ https://www.storylineonline.net/ https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/ index.html |
https://magicblox.com/ http://www.magickeys.com/books http://www.getepic.com
|Links for libraries of free digital books and audio books.|
|Elevenses with the World of David |
|http://www.literactive.com||Literactive contains a range of interactive literacy games, covering the skills of |
reading, writing and listening.
|Literactive||http://www.literactive.com||Literactive contains a range of interactive literacy games, covering the skills of |
reading, writing and listening.
|YouTube Videos||AlphaBlocks – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehD |
Fairytales and Stories for Kids – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOPzf8kf- FUDs32E7F2wGdg
BBC Teach Primary English –
CBeebies Bedtime Stories – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoOc9M 0VgduON_PbVYOlgjeLPyN_0VHlk
Scholastic Book Trailers – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A3EC 21903A84659
|The Alphablocks are living letters who appear in videos to help children learn about phonics and develop their reading skills. |
Fairy Tales and Stories for Kids has lots of animated stories to enjoy. Challenge learners to retell the story to someone else after they have watched one of the videos.
BBC Teach has a playlist of English videos to teach learners about punctuation and stories. It also includes ideas for writing, songs and more.
CBeebies have a playlist of their Bedtime Stories,
in which people read popular children’s books.
Encourage learners to watch one or more of the book trailers from Scholastic. Challenge them to
make a trailer for one of their favourite books.
|Once Upon a Picture||https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/||Images to inspire writing, with linked |
questions and prompts.
|Phonics Play||https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Details on homepage for free access.||Lots of phonics games.|
|https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/||Writing competitions for young people.|
|We are Teachers author activities |
|https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author- activities/||A collection of links to children’s authors |
doing online “read-alouds” and activities.
|Roy the |
|https://www.roythezebra.com/||Reading games and activities.|
|Lalilo||https://lalilo.com/?language=en||A phonics and comprehension programme. Teachers can personalise learning using the |
|National Literacy Trust |
|https://literacytrust.org.uk/family- zone/?mc_cid=ebc2605b91&mc_eid=c9510b067 b||A “zone” full of information to support families with literacy learning.|
|https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/cbbc-book- club||A show encouraging good reading habits. Provides the opportunity for children to |
learn about the latest books.
|Into Film Club |
|https://www.intofilm.org/resources/all||Filter by age on the website (5-7 or 7-11) to get guides and resources to support a range of films. Perfect for supporting learning at home.|
|Top Marks||https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds||This website supports spelling and blends and can be adapted to suit learners from 4-11 years.|