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The Literacy Company have created a set of free resources to engage children in literacy activities when working at home.  These are available to download below, and on each year group page.  
 
Oxford Owl will be offering a range of free support so that children can continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom during these uncertain times. This will include a ‘phonics spine’ of 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, 28 Ditty practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows. These free resources will all be added to the Read Write Inc. page on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming weeks.
 
 
Read Write Inc are also producing daily phonics lessons.  These will be available on their YouTube channel.  
 
 
The Literacy Shed offer free resources using film clips to inspire writing.  
 
 
Further English resources are available on each year group page. 
 

The resources below have been produced by The Literacy Company to provide learning opportunities at home.  This learning is optional but can be used to supplement the weekly learning set by your class teacher.  
 
Writing Opportunities
Please choose a daily writing activity from the list below. Read the task carefully and make sure you think about the skills you will need to use to write successfully.   When you have finished your task, read over your work and make sure you are happy with it. Then read your work aloud to your family.
 
Spelling and Phonics
Choose one of the activity cards to investigate/ learn how to spell your personal list of words or your spelling list words.

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

Classroom Secrets

Website: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including reading and writing.

Registration: not required

Elevenses with David Walliams

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

Key stages: KS2

Description: one free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.

Registration: not required

Literacy Shed

Website: https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/browse/free-resources/key-stage-2-activity-packs

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube.

Registration: not required

Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Registration: not required

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

The Power of Pictures

Website: https://clpe.org.uk/powerofpictures/authors-and-illustrators

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: short films of writers and illustrators so that teachers and pupils can learn more about each author, their books and their illustration and writing processes.

Registration: not required

The Literacy Trust

Website: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: Simple activities to engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

Registration: not required


Grammar support for pupils and parents