English at Home
Please see below for links to websites which have made their content free for you to use at home with your children. There are also recommendations of books appropriate to each year group/age and ideas on activities which your children can do at home.
Take care of yourselves.
English Subject Leader / Deputy Headteacher
All these websites are free to use for home use at the moment.
Some may require a sign-up and an email address.
Book Trust - 100 Best Books for Children - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/100-best-books/
David Walliams - reads a story daily - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Julia Donaldson Adaptations - Animated Films based on the much-loved picture books - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/xpYGG9lgXlsny9s2czZnd4/julia-donaldson-adaptations
LCTSA - Home Learning https://www.lctsa.org/Home-Learning/
Twinkl Home-Learning Hub (lots of easy ideas for activities with your children, including online lessons) - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
World of David Walliams - free online activities and live readings of his stories daily - https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/
The Teach Company - Online Magazines https://bit.ly/2UxDuRh
Oxford Owl - Home Learning https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/?region=uk
Phonics Lessons on YouTube https://bit.ly/3agSrOj
Premier League Primary Stars (English, Maths, Physical Activity, Mental Health and Well-Being) https://plprimarystars.com/news/home-learning-activities-school-closures
Crick Software - Reading and Writing Software for all abilities https://www.cricksoft.com/uk
Puzzle Maker - http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/
The Reading Realm https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/
Phonics Play - https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Free Children's Classics to Download (Word, PDF and Audio) https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
Free eBooks - https://www.gutenberg.org/
The British Library Make a Miniature Book - https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/activities/make-a-miniature-book#
Audible (free while schools are closed) https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Open Library - free downloadable books and information - possible to browse by subject (Parents can take advantage too!) - https://openlibrary.org/
Kids Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen- https://www.youtube.com/user/artificedesign/videos
Cambridge University Press - Free Textbooks https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks
Reading Aloud https://bit.ly/3bpXVX4
The subject of English at St. Mary's takes in reading, phonics, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, speaking and listening. Alongside following the National Curriculum and the EYFS Profile, St. Mary's values the input of parents and carers into helping the children to develop a love of reading and writing. Below you will find our policy documents for the different areas of the subject along with some resources to use with your child at home.
Reading at Home
Parent Booklet - Hints and tips related to the Reciprocal Reading model we use in school to read with the children.