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When completing home learning, keep reading as the priority. The best way to support your child with reading, is to read little and often. We have included a wide range of resources below for you to choose from to best support and engage your child. If you have any questions or we can offer further help, please email:



Free daily phonics lessons:


We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson on YouTube, whilst schools are closed, funded by the Department for Education. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and write and is an essential part of your child’s education. During the summer term, you will be able to access for your child a daily phonics lesson by clicking on 'Letters and Sounds for home and school'.

All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons.


The timetable is as follows:

10am - Reception
10.30am - Year 1
11am - Learning to blend - extra blending practice for both Reception and Year 1 children


After watching each lesson, we encourage you to read aloud to your child and, if your child has reading books at home or can access E-books on Oxford Owl, listen to your child read. Please check Parent Mail for additional information.


How to teach a child to read:


Please a find a link below to a very useful article on the 'Phonics Hero' website giving information on how to teach your child to read and the various steps involved.



 Education City/Phonics Hero


We have made accounts for your children to use on 'Phonics Hero.' You will find information on your child's account (login & password) on your child's journal on Tapestry.


Education City (EYFS - F2) has great resources to help your child practise their reading and writing. We especially recommend the 'Letters and Sounds' section.

Phonics Hero is a fantastic resource which we use in class on a regular basis and the children are very familiar with it.

The website contains games, activities and worksheets to help your child develop their phonetic skills. The website has tutorial videos which explain how to use the site and get the most out of it.


We would love to see your child playing these games and developing their phonetic skills.


Please send observations on Tapestry.

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Here are some useful link to support your child with their reading at home:

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Skullabones Island Five Minutes To Bed | Pirate Story read by Katie Ellison

Before this story, talk about rhyming words. Rhyming words are words that sound the same, e.g. cat, hat, bat, mat ... can you think of another rhyming word?

After the story, here are some questions to talk about with your grown up:
- Did you like the story? Why / why not?
- What jobs did the Captain ask the pirates to do? Why do you think he asked them to do these jobs?
- Did the story have a happy ending? How do you know?

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Alphablocks Series 3 - Train

Can you read the words as the Alphablocks come together?

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Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

Can you read the tricky words?

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