English games and activities

Reading is the gateway to learning. Fostering a love of reading opens up doors and opportunities as well as sheer joy.

External Home Learning Links


A lovely way to explore new books

Live Macbeth Performance

Free Video of Live Macbeth Performance from The Folger Library (2008)

Oxford Owls

Free access to Oxford Owls enables a parent to choose an age and reading skills to find some books for the child to read


With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favourite authors are offering online read alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities below!

Ruth Miskin Training

Ruth Miskin Training provides outstanding literacy training to primary and secondary school teachers in the UK and Internationally. Our mission is to teach every child to read and write, and to keep them reading. No exceptions. We give teachers the skills and confidence to reach every child using the Read Write Inc. programmes developed by Ruth Miskin. Teaching children to read - and keeping them reading - are the two biggest things that will make the biggest difference to their future.

Cbeebies - Stories

Great selection of online stories for Early Years children


Range of online quality picture books


Free Stories in many different languages

The Lorax - Read Aloud Picture Book

Tips to support young readers:
• Reading stories aloud over and over to familiarise the story meaning and language structures.
• Encourage children to predict words and what will happen.
• On third and subsequent readings encourage the child to pay attention to the words as they are highlighted and to read along.
• Don’t force the issue- listening to stories over and over will help develop vocabulary. Enjoy!


Borrowbox is the FREE library eBook and eAudio service. All fully accessible from a device at home.

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