Phonics / Literacy
Summer Reading Challenge
This year the ever popular Summer Reading Challenge will launch on July 13 and all children from 4 to 14 years can register for a Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge pack when they collect their book orders.
The Summer Reading Challenge is also available at www.sillysquad.org.uk.
Bradford Council Local Libraries:
Our libraries online
While our libraries have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic our staff have been working hard to make sure people have been able to access online services:
- e-books and e-audio,
- online story-times and rhyme-times,
- e-newspapers and e-magazines,
- local history blogs, local history resources and family tree resources,
- Online events
This online service will continue so you can enjoy our libraries from home.
Welcome to Julia Donaldson & Friends
Celebrate National Insect Week with Julia Donaldson and Superworm! This week's broadcast is all about the bugs and the beetles and the worms, and it couldn't be more perfectly timed!
Join Julia, her husband Malcolm and superstar illustrator Axel Scheffler for a riveting episode jam-packed with illustrations, garden insects and even a song!
Who doesn't love The Gruffalo - The Gruffalo - Official Website - enjoy the stories and lots of activities.
British Library Activity Pack - Once upon an adventure activity pack
Print out the Once Upon a Time activity pack and embark on an adventure with Little Red Riding Hood, the cheeky Wolf and your own wild imagination!
The Book of Me - What if you were the main character in a story? What would the world of your story look like? What would happen?
Here's an activity from the BBC Ten Pieces – literacy this time!
Write your own story inspired by a mythical creature...
My name is Luke Temple. As a children's author I am passionate about getting children engaged with reading and writing. It is sad that I'm not able to visit schools to do this at the moment.
To help bring a bit of excitement to children's 'home schooling', I have:
- Made my most popular book, Mutating Mansion, completely free to download.
- Created an activity pack for KS2, 'Luke Temple's Writing Toolbox'. This contains lots of the tools I use to help make my books really exciting, fun and scary to read. I hope children can use the tools to have a go at their own writing.
The book and activity pack can be downloaded from www.luketemple.co.uk/toolbox
Audio Stories - The World of David Walliams
Pobble 365 - Creative writing
Storytime with Nick - available from Monday 20 April. Films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer.
https://philipwebbliteracy.com/news/ - a sequence of lessons from a Literacy Consultant, Philip Webb.
https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/vocab-game/ - activities provided by our Speech and Language consultant Jessica Drake
https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/supporting-rah - supporting reading at home.