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Reading for pleasure

Learning to read takes a lot of time and practice.  Children who have been read to will develop an understanding and love of books which will help to give them the drive to learn to read for themselves when they are ready.

 

Reading is important because it develops our thoughts and ways of expressing ourselves and it provides us with the means to access endless knowledge.

 

Please find below some ideas about how you can support your child's reading and lists of books for them to enjoy.

Great books to read

We want to develop a love of reading for all our children and we have put together lists of great books for different year groups as well as a list of 50 books all children should read before they leave primary school.  If you can think of any more please let us know!

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To support our children’s reading at home we have recently subscribed to BugClub, an online reading resource.  For further information please click on www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.  All the children from Reception to Year 6 have their own individual login details.  Please contact the school office if you have any difficulties accessing this resource. 

 

Please see the links below for stories to read for pleasure online:

 

BBC Audio Stories

Themes – Travel and transport, Music, Animals, Space, Weather & Seasons, Relationships, Stories from other cultures, Bible Stories, Festivals

Index of all titles available on this page

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06r8ryw

 

Storyline online – American – lots of stories including Traditional Tales on Youtube

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Many stories in English and 30 other languages

https://worldstories.org.uk/

 

Fairytales, Classic authors, Myths and World stories to listen to

https://www.storynory.com/

 

Cbeebies -many stories to watch / listen to

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

Oxford Reading Tree graded books – register for free use

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

 

Booktrust – variety of stories for children up to 7

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/?

 

Range of stories for children over 7

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/bookshelf/20?

 

Audible books - free for children's books - also in different languages

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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