Pobble365 (encourage writing at home)
A great literacy tool to stimulate writing at home. Study an image to generate thought and ideas through a series of questions before following the provided instructions via an activity sheet. This covers a variety of areas for writing across the curriculum.
Phonicsplay (Infants fun phonics learning)
Free while schools are closed and just login with the provided username and password. Lots of games that support the learning of your child's phonic knowledge for reading.
Oxford Owl (Listen to a book)
Providing a library of free visual-audio books for all ages of children. Listen with headphones for some quiet time or listen all together as a family.
Reading Eggs (learning to read)
An online reading programme that uses fun-characters, songs and interactive animations alongside a reward system via 2,500 e-books. Free for 30 days on creating an account.
FirstNews (an online newspaper for children)
The children love getting a new edition of FirstNews come into the classroom. The downloadable version is currently free while schools are closed and the latest edition available using the link below.
The Literacy Shed (Stimuli for writing at home)
Support for writing a variety of different genres using images and film to support suggested activities.
Story Starters (randomly generate a topic for writing)
Always the hardest part of writing, this site helps children practise this skill and the way it generates ideas for writing is great fun.