Library: Remember that your library is available every day all day online! 500+ interactive stories and activities for children aged 4-12+. Click the image below:
Pobble:Pobble 365 is a fun way to inspire your children’s creative writing. Every day, a new thought-provoking image appears on the website, along with a few lines of a ‘story starter’ and a drawing activity.
Literacy Wagoll: Inspire your children's writing with examples of writing.
Literacy Shed: Creative literacy
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A range of English games and activities.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
Words For Life
The National Literacy Trust's website for parents is full of downloadable activities, guidance on literacy milestones, fun things to try with your child and lots more.
Scouts - The Great Indoors
This website from the Scouts is full of activities to do indoors. Could your child be a blackout poet? Or perhaps write a letter to their future self?
Examples of fiction books you might want to read
The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo
Holes by Louis Sachar
Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan & Roberto Innocenti
The Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman