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Welcome to the KS1 & KS2 Virtual Library

 

Welcome to the Home Reading section of the School Library. Here you will find information about websites where you can  read free online books,  watch videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, learn how to write stories and poems or even learn to draw some of your favourite characters! Also, you can watch  videos of Ms Morgan reading a story for Library Storytime on the Video Resources Page! 

Explore these websites and enjoy reading and reading activities  at home. 

 

Book Trust

Book Trust is the largest children's reading charity in the UK. It aims to get children and families reading.

It offers lots of online books, videos, games,quizzes and competitions for all ages. There are tips and advice for parents on reading and  how to read with children. 

  • booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun

 

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust is an independent  charity dedicated to giving children the literacy skills they need to succeed. Family Zone is divided into age groups - Birth to 4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13+. There are free online books to read, art and craft activities, author interviews, advice on writing and even how to spot fake news!  Lots of  interesting, fun  activities to keep everyone busy at home and develop reading, writing and language skills. Also, there are tips and advice to support parents. 

  • literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone

 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Bedtime stories read by guest stars. Parents and children can enjoy these stories together.

  • bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories

 

Audible

Audible has made hundreds of its audiobooks free for you. Books for all ages.  Harry Potter, Picture Books, Folk and Fairy Tales, Kid Normal, Minecraft and many more books are ready for you to listen to!

A variety of stories are available to stream including titles across six languages.

  • stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Oliver Jeffers

Best -selling author Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his books live on Instagram every day and talking about how he wrote them. Videos of previously read stories are on his website.

  • oliverjeffers.com/abookaday

 

Picture Book Author Events Online

Enjoy live storytelling by children's authors.

  • facebook.com/AuthorEventsOnline

 

The School Library Association

A collection of SLA resources including up-to-date links for online author events,  online books and activities. All ages.

  • sla.org.uk/school-closure-resources

 

Storyline Online

Children's stories read by well-known celebrities.

  • storylineonline.net

 

World Book Day

Lots of you will know this website from our most recent World Book Day celebration of reading at Brettenham but  this website can be used all year round! It has Stay-At-Home Ideas,story videos, author and illustrator masterclasses , book-themed quizzes, competitions, book lists for all year groups and much more. 

  • worldbookday.com

 

The World of David Walliams

Free fun activities based on the comedian's stories.

  • worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities

 

Draw with Rob

Award - winning  book author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is sharing draw-a-long videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays on his Twitter feed. You can find all his previous drawing videos on youtube including Sonic, Unicorn, Alligator, Racing Car and many more.  You will be surprised at how well you can draw!

  • @RobBiddulph
  • robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

 

 

 

New books for June!

Please go to our News, Information page regarding Coronavirus Advice for our families..............school is now re-open for Year 1 and Reception classes, school will re-open for year 6 children from Monday 15th June. School remains closed for Years 2,3,4,5 and Nursery children until further notice.........................................please visit your child's class page for home work, the class email address is on each class page if you would like to contact the teacher regarding school work........
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