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Reading Support at Home

This page is for children and parents and carers to have a look at lots of resources to help with reading.  They will be able to practise their reading skills and enjoy some new stories, poems and information books.

NEW: A powerpoint under "Files to Download" entitled Reading at Home with ideas to support daily reading learning opportunities.  Please be in touch for further advice and support.

Resources to support phonics and reading 

Oxford Owl Website: Phonics information for parents https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/

Oxford Owl Website: Reading comprenhension information for parents https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-comprehension/

Oxford Owl Website: Free e-book library. You will need to create your own user and password to acces over 250 e-books https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

BBC iplayer: Cbeebies bedtime reading videos https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

Phonics Play: Phonics games  www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

Active Learn: Access to e-books -use the log in details that have been allocated to your child.    https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 - 

Top Marks: Spelling and grammar games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/

Espresso: Access hundreds of free resources to help your child with English  UN=student 6994  PW= flyer15 https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso

Espresso: This link will take you directly to the phonics section http://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/sub_modules_index/item72024/gradef/index.html 

Teach your Monster to Read: Supports children in the first stages of learning to read. Computer version is free - create your own user and password https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Story Nory: Audio stories for kids https://www.storynory.com/

Stuck for what to read?

If your child is finding it difficult to know what they want to read, here are some websites you may find helpful:

Suggested questions to ask whilst reading

The answers are found in different parts of the story. Encourage children to use the words and ideas that come from the story

Why did the character…?

What happened when……… did………?

What happened to………?

What do you think might happen next OR what happened before?

How many times…

What examples can you find?

Where did this happen?

Where was…… when this was happening?

Tips for parents

See the documents in the files to download sections including 7 top tips to support reading at home and reading expectations for each year group. 

Files to Download