Reading Resources for Home Learning


Elevenses with the world of David Walliams

Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories.


National Geographic Kids

There is plenty on the website to explore including the topics: animals, science, history and geography, which are all free to use. You can also register for free to access the primary resources on the tab at the top. Here, you can find a variety of different topics which include comic strips and other learning resources.


Oxford Owl online ebooks

All of their eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or log in to be able to read a book. Please note, the eBooks are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet.

There are eBooks for the following age ranges:

eBooks for age 3–4
eBooks for age 4–5
eBooks for age 5–6
eBooks for age 6–7
eBooks for age 7–9
eBooks for age 9–11



Please be aware that this is an American website, but it has a variety of podcasts that will appeal to your child. The podcasts include ‘plastic: why is it everywhere’, ‘the secret world of dust’ and ‘what was the first life on earth?’. This will engage your child’s curiosity and it may lead to research into a topic of interest.


TTS – learning at home

On this website, TTS has created a curriculum-focused independent learning resources with over 40 home learning activities all planned and prepared for you. It starts with reading comprehensions; however, there are plenty more activities including maths, DT, science and other areas of the curriculum. There is an activity booklet for early years, key stage one and key stage two.


CBeebies – bedtime stories

On the link below, you can find a variety of stories which are read out loud by celebrities. You can use them as a discussion with your children by asking them questions about what they have heard.



Week 3 Schoolreaders Storytime

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen

For brave hunters and bear-lovers!  Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Reading Age 6+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Winston the Book Wolf’ by Marni McGee

Winston the book wolf likes books - he likes to eat them. But then a girl named Rosie teaches Winston an important lesson: "You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!" Optional activity
Reading Age 7+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘The Legend of the Kea ’ by Philip Temple

Krikta the kea and his friends are always playing practical jokes on the other birds. But one day, some of the birds become greedy and want the forest for themselves. So begins the terrible time of quarrelling that threatens the forest. Ka, the great bird and keeper of the forest, is angry with the birds and punishes them. Krikta, the mischievous kea, finds he has been too cheeky for his own good.

Reading Age 10+

Week 2

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Baby Brains’ by Simon James
Meet the extraordinary Baby Brains. He reads the paper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. He’s so clever that some scientists ask him to go on their next space mission. Optional activity
Reading Age 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne 

One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad has disappeared and Mum doesn’t seem to know when he’ll be back. Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don’t go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters! Optional activity

Reading age 8+

Schoolreaders Storytime – ‘Bringing Down the Moon’ by Jonathan Emmett

Meet the little mole who thinks a lot and join him on his quest to bring down the moon. Optional activity
Reading age 3+

Week 1

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'The Ravenous Beast' by Niamh Sharkey

The ravenous beast is hungry; he’s hungry, hungry, hungry. But is he the hungriest animal of all? Optional activity

Reading age: 5+

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'One is a snail, ten is a crab' by April Pulley Sayre

If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Optional activity

Reading age: 3+

Schoolreaders Storytime - 'This is Our House' by Michael Rosen

A book about the power of sharing. George says the cardboard house is his and no one else can share it. Optional activity

Reading age: 5+




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