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English resources and ideas

Leeds library service has lots of ideas for fun activities on their website and they also have a SUMMER READING CHALLENGE. Check it out at the link below. They are holding a sign-up Saturday event on the 11th July which looks great fun. 


There are loads of other activities on the Leeds libraries website and you can borrow audio books.

There are lots of things that can be done at home to cover the English curriculum. Reading will be incredibly important during this time and we recommend that daily reading occurs - each child was sent home with a reading book and we'd expect them to read this and have a record kept. The older children can write a book review when they've finished. 

There are endless opportunities to develop writing - create new characters and settings, write a newspaper report or record a diary. Why not make a new recipe and write a list of instructions? Try and vary tasks to keep engagement. 

Speaking and listening activities are also important so challenge children with discussions about books and programmes you may watch. 

There are other useful sites which can be used to enrich English learning opportunities at home and these will be posted here. 


Free audiobooks

David Walliams is making audio books accessible every day for FREE on his website.


Some other fantastic sites are also offering these resources.


More free audio stories

Learning phonics at home

Here's another fantastic free resource for home learning funded by the government. This provides a daily phonics lesson for children. As you know, phonics is a key area in early learning so any work going in during this time would be incredibly beneficial for children to maintain what they already know with also a possibility of developing some new sounds. These start on Monday 27th April. Have a read of the letter below with more details. 

Some Shakespeare-inspired activities!

Spellings and Phonics resources

Phonics play is a website which is offering free access to its resources. 

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Spellings Y1- Y6 to learn at home