English – reading, writing, spelling, phonics

Links & Resources

Reading activities

BookTrust reading: This site includes quizzes, storybooks, games, competitions and how to draw tutorials https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/#!?q=&sortOption=MostRecent&pageNo=1

For budding poets, upload your work here: http://poetryzone.co.uk/

Harry Potter – Wizarding World has lots of free things for your child to do at home https://www.wizardingworld.com/ JK Rowling has also made Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone free as an audio book on Audible.com

Oxford Owl are offering free resources to support you at home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Literacy Shed+ are offering free resource packs for writing and reading https://www.literacyshedplus.com/browse/free-resources with videos and downloadable packs

Want to encourage your child to branch out in their reading? Try this page https://www.booksfortopics.com/branching-out of suggestions.


Access http://www.pobble365.com/ for a daily writing prompt which children can access, along with writing activities. The activities are more geared towards older children but the writing prompts are fantastic to encourage writing for pleasure.  Alternatively, choose a picture from a book and encourage your child to write freely.

Alex T Smith has story starter pictures for your child to be inspired by https://www.alextsmith.com/


We encourage all children to continue to use their phonics as a reading skill, even those in higher year groups.  Some of our less fluent readers in higher year groups are continuing to embed their phonics skills, so they can also access these sites to keep developing their reading skills.


https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ has some free to access resources



Reading eggs has a 30 day free trial https://readingeggs.co.uk/


Children can access Spelling Shed games at home to support and develop their spelling skills. Please use their login which was sent home in the envelope to accompany the learning pack https://www.edshed.com/en-gb/login?return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spellingshed.com%2F

Another app you can access https://www.sirlinkalot.org/ to support KS2 children with spelling rules, punctuation and grammar

Grammarsaurus has some home learning booklets which are themed to encourage children to get practising https://grammarsaurus.co.uk/portal/free-materials/