‘Inspiring Independent Learners with Jesus by our Side’

READING@HOME 2023 - 2024

Mrs Mullins

Welcome to our Reading at Home page!

Here you will find links to recommended reading books for your child, free e-books and author readings, workshops and podcasts.

Don't forget to check the news updates at the bottom of the page for some exciting activities for your children! 


There are lots of great resources available for early readers. Click on the links (images) below to visit these fantastic sites that offer videos and free e-books to help to develop your child's reading skills.


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All children in Reception and Key Stage One have a login for the Oxford Owl website, which can be found in their green reading journal. When they log on to the site, they can access a range of eBooks that have been carefully selected by their teacher to help them with their reading. Books are set weekly in Reception and Year One, so please log on if you can and have a look. These books match the phonics scheme that we teach in school and will reinforce the learning that has taken place in their lessons. 

Key Stage Two children can still access the hundreds of free resources on the site too! 




Phonics Play still have some resources available for free. Follow the link to find some fun, interactive games to help with recalling phonic knowledge and help to practise blending. 

Nursery Rhymes and Songs - A to Z


Animations of some of the best-known traditional nursery rhymes, many sung by BBC Children's TV presenters, with music that your children will love! They're an ideal resource to support a range of Early Years objectives, whether used in a nursery, reception class, or at home.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online features actors and actresses reading some of their favourite children's books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube. 




Click on the links (images) below to visit each site. There are a range of e-books available in many genres to suit all reading tastes!


Free access to over 100000 fiction and information e-books for everyone in the family including the adults! 

The link will take you to the children's site but if you search for 'Love Reading', there are teen and adult books available. 


The Ickabog by JK Rowling review: a story about the difficulty of being  both kind and true | Evening Standard


Are you a fan of Harry Potter?

J.K. Rowling has published chapters of her new children's book, The Ickabog, online for free! 

You can also find out more about another new book of hers, 'The Christmas Pig'. It’s the story of a little boy called Jack, and his beloved toy, Dur Pig, and the toy that replaces Dur Pig when he’s lost on Christmas Eve – the Christmas Pig.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life | DK Find Out! Looking for a fun way to research exciting non-fiction topics? Check out 'DK find out!' It has interactive pages bursting with facts about subjects from animals to transport!



Author and Celebrity readings, podcasts and workshops

For more links to author, illustrator and celebrity readings and workshops, click here


Keep Informed!

These free e-books (links below) discuss the coronavirus in a sensitive and age-appropriate way, offering practical advice and reassurance to young children. The Book of Hopes, meanwhile, is a collection of over 100 short stories, poems, essays and pictures intended to comfort, inspire, distract and entertain children during the lockdown. There are also links to videos and children’s news sites to keep them updated in an age appropriate way as well as Sesame Street's new initiative 'Caring for Each Other'. 







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