English and literacy resources, essential reading and enrichment opportunities
Become an expert in phonics: The best place to start to help you read and spell accurately.
Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks:
Oxford Owl: Put everything you’ve learned in your phonics lessons into practice here with matched books
British Library Children’s Books: Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations.
Audible Stories: Listen to great books.
Read the news:
News in Levels: Test your level and access news in a level that’s appropriate for you.
First News: UK’s national newspaper for young people.
The Happy Newspaper: A newspaper to celebrate all that is good in the world.
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons: Three new lessons every weekday with videos, activities and more. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv
Zone In: National Literacy Trust: Three new challenges and exclusive videos from special guests each week. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/zone-in/
Oak National Academy: An online classroom where you can access English work for your year group (or a different year if you prefer!) https://www.thenational.academy/
BBC Skillswise: A collection of resources designed to improve your English, including sections on reading, writing, spelling, word grammar, sentence grammar and speaking and listening.
Scholastic: Every day there is a mini lesson that includes a story, a video and an activity.
Cambridge English: 85 online activities that will benefit your reading, writing and language development. Choose the skill you want to improve and the level that’s right for you.
Spelling: Choose a spelling rule then choose to either practise the spelling or take a test with those words.