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Online help with reading

English – Reading and Comprehension


Useful Websites for Reading

  • Active LearnOur online learning environment, with lots of fun books for children to read/share.

  • BBC Nursery songsA collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime, both of which are currently available on iplayer and as podcasts

  • Book TrustSuggested books for children, advice on how to read with your child, book lists, fun games, competitions to win free books, Children's Book Club etc.

  • Love ReadingExpert recommendations and opening extracts of books.

  • Oxford OwlPhonics advice and access to free E-Books. Free to register.

  • PearsonPublisher’s website designed to give parents help and advice for reading with children.

  • PhonicsA useful website featuring free resources for KS1 (and the option of subscribing)

  • Read for my schoolReading competition for Years 3- 4 featuring a great range of books, including those for the struggling reader.


Others – mainly American, so be aware of different spellings/ pronunciation!

  • Non- fiction MagazineA non fiction magazine for younger children, which they can follow along with as it is read to them.

  • StarfallSome free content on here for beginning readers.

  • StorylineStoryline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favourite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.

  • StorynoryStorynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.


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