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Literacy Links and Resources

Literacy Links 

 

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:

https://ziptales.co.uk/library/?fbclid=IwAR1HdeMzAXkkzCc1FQhQqXB0e_4vrwhaqPcE3jH139jnN5m-o6vziesEuu4

 

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.

https://www.pobble365.com/ 
 

Literacy Wagoll: Inspire your children's writing with examples of writing. 

https://www.literacywagoll.com/
 

Literacy Shed: Creative literacy 

https://www.literacyshed.com/23-degrees-5-minutes.html

 

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. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education 

 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along. 

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/  

 

Authorfy

Complete 10-minute challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators, and get access to a range of resources based on novels.

https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/ 

 

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes! 

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm 

 

A range of English games and activities. 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html 

 

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules. 

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html 

 

Harry Potter at home

Get magical videos, quizzes, and puzzles from the wizarding world, and watch Harry Potter books read aloud by celebrities.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

 

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.

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/7-11

 

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?

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/  

 

Puffin Schools

This isn't just for schools - there are lots of things to bring stories to life including creative writing resources and great videos starring the story-makers themselves.

https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/ 

 

Discovering Children's Books

Children can learn how to draw a Gruffalo, make miniature books, and try lots of other activities on the British Library children’s website.

 

https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books 

 

The official Roald Dahl website

Watch Roald Dahl stories read aloud in British Sign Language, and find more things to do indoors with quizzes, lesson plans and puzzles.

https://www.roalddahl.com/things-to-do-indoors 

 

David Walliams

Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Examples of fiction books you might want to read

Year 6

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

 

 

 

 

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