Detailed information about schools and the coronavirus is being updated daily on our website. This information can be found in the Parent's area / Coronavirus Advice for Parents. For the latest information and updates on COVID-19, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. For home learning resources, please choose the Children's area / Kids Zone.
Piers Torday - KS2 AuthorReading and writing Piers Torday, a fantastic KS2 author, is producing a daily 10 minute creative writing task for children. Each day he gives a stimulus for writing and encourages the children to get creative with their writing for 10 minutes. He is also reading a chapter of his stories each day at 2:30pm via his live instagram account. Details about this can also be found via the link.
Audio stories for childrenKids can stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Oxford Owl eBook LibraryBrowse their library of free children's ebooks to help them learn to read and to share stories and books with them. It also has activities for handwriting, grammar, maths activities and lots more. Have a look around.
National Literacy TrustAs a response to school closures, we have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents. Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.