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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.

Resources to Support Phonics and Reading 

Click on the name to access the website

Oxford Owl Website: Phonics information for parents 

Oxford Owl Website: Reading comprenhension information for parents 

Oxford Owl Website: Free e-book library. You will need to create your own user and password to acces over 250 e-books 

BBC iplayer: Cbeebies bedtime reading videos 

Phonics Play: Phonics games 

Top Marks: Spelling and grammar games 

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

Story Nory: Audio stories for kids 

Reading Eggs: Use your school wonde card to log in to access games and acitivites 

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:

Book Trust: 100 Best Books for children 

Common Sense Media: 50 Books all kids should read before they're 12 

Love Reading for Kids: Inspiration to keep reading

Recommended Books

The website links below will take you to a list of recommended books all children should read before leaving Primary school and other recommended texts for young readers:

KS1 Recommended List

Year 3 and 4 Recommended List

Year 5 and 6 Recommended List

UKLA Book Awards 2020 Longlis

Suggested Questions to Ask Whilst Reading: VIPERS

Key Stage 1


Key Stage 2


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. 

Summer Reading

Please keep reading over the holidays - it really will help your progress when you return to school in September. Sign up for Macclesfield Library's annual Reading Challenge; there is always an exciting theme and rewards for reading too.

Files to Download


Ivy Bank Primary School

Valley Road Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 8PB

Mrs Sarah Gill | Headteacher

01625 448014