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Summer Reading Challenge

This year the free summer reading challenge is all about the 'Silly Squad', looking at funny books, happiness and having a laugh. You can join online at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ and start reading books.  For more information have a look at the Manchester leaflet Summer Reading Challenge

 

The Book Trust have a range of different activities including stories to listen to and games to play https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

The National Literacy Trust have lots of good ideas in their family zone, including a beautiful new online book called 'The Book of Hopes', a collection of short stories and poems designed 'to comfort, inspire and entertain children during lockdown' Click on the link to the Family Zone 

Manchester Libraries also have a list of links to online resources, mostly linked to reading Manchester Libraries

 

Reading

Oxford Owl have a range of online books, which are free, but you need to login to use them https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Book Trust have some books to read freely available online without logging in https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games

David Walliams is reading extracts from some of his books, the link can be found on his website https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Audible have made some of their books available to listen to online https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_hm_hb

 

Writing

Pie Corbett, a trainer we use in school is doing a daily blog about writing if you would like to take a listen https://radioblogging.net/

Pobble has a different picture every day and ideas for writing - you might like the look of one of the pictures as an idea for a piece of writing  https://www.pobble365.com/

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Phonics activities for EYFS and KS1

Phonics Play Games and activities for children to do to help them with learning phonics and reading which are now free to subscribe to using the codes on the page https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Phonics Tracker Phonics tracker, one of the resources we use in school for teaching has made some of their games available online for parents  https://www.phonicstracker.com/games/index