Additional English Resources (optional)

Finished your daily English lesson on BBC Bitesize and still looking for more ways to improve your Literacy skills?

You can find ideas for all areas of Literacy learning here:

The Literacy Shed has a wide selection of photos and videos to inspire writing. Each picture or video has ideas for discussion and prompts to get you writing: Literacy Shed Scroll down straight away to access the free resources. 

The National Literacy Trust is a charity working to give children the literacy skills to succeed in life. They have released a range of resources to help you with your learning at home: National Literacy Trust

The Premier League Primary Stars team has selected some fun football-themed English resources to be used at home: Premier League Primary Stars


Listen to stories being read on the Cbeebies website: Cbeebies Stories

Oxford Owl have a large selection of ebooks available in their online library, particularly for Key Stage 1. You will need to ask an adult to sign up for a free account to access this site. Oxford Owl

If you enjoy David Walliams’ books, try these activities: World of David Walliams


Super Sentence Stackers is a daily writing lesson on youtube. You can find details of timings here: The Training Space and the youtube playlist is here: Super Sentence Stackers

Note: Ask an adult's permission before using youtube and always make sure you are supervised

The Literacy Trust has lots of story prompts to help you write your own stories: Literacy Trust Story Starters

Talk4Writing is a teaching framework we often follow in our literacy lessons at school. They have produced two sets of home learning units for each year group. These units are designed to be done with an adult: Talk4Writing Home Learning

Note: the first set of Talk4Writing resources is free and the second set can also be accessed for free, but they do ask for a donation to Great Ormond Street if you are able to.

If a grown-up at home is not very confident with their grammar knowledge, they might find this site from the BBC helpful. Year 5 and 6 children can also brush up on their grammar skills here: BBC Skillswise


Spelling frame has a free game for every spelling list. Concentrate on the word lists for your year group, but you can also practise different spelling rules: Spelling Frame

You can practise your spelling words with this Look, Cover, Write, Check based game: ICT games Look Cover Write Check

This is another look, cover, write, check based game, but with a spooky twist: ICT games Spooky Spellings

Other Learning Resources

The Hamilton Trust is a UK charity that works to support learning in schools. They are currently allowing free access to home learning packs: Hamilton Trust Home Learning

Twinkl have produced a Home Learning Hub that you can sort by age group. They currently provide an activity for each day, links to BBC videos and packs of activities to try at home: Twinkl Home Learning Hub

This website provides free home learning packs for different age groups. The bundles provide a range of different types of resources with activities designed to require minimal adult supervision: Plazoom

Over to you

If you find any other amazing, free resources that you would like to tell other families about, please contact your class teacher by emailing the office.

Don’t forget to share any photos of fantastic home learning!

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