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Literacy Resources to support Home Learning

19th Mar 2020

Free sites

Providing free masterclasses from famous writers. Log-in required (free).

BBC Bitesize

A well-used site with interactive games and activities for all subjects including primary English.

Books for Keeps

On-line book magazine for children.

The Book Trust

Trusted suggestions of good books children could be reading while at home.

British Council

There is a lot to explore on this site but the poetry section for younger children is very engaging.

Cbeebies Radio

A range of film clips and listening activities for younger children.

CLPE – Poetry Line

A site for teachers but worth exploring, especially the free poetryline section, where children can discover 100s of poems

DK Find Out

Mainly non-English subjects but the art and literature section covers Shakespeare and poetry.

The Game Gal

Word lists and suggestions of word games to play as a family.

The Kid Should See This

Wide range of educational videos that could be used as a stimulus for talk and writing.

Literacy Shed

Aimed at teachers but children would enjoy exploring the films.  A stimulus for talk and writing.

Once Upon a Picture

A huge bank of images for which there are reading, talk and writing activities attached. 

Oxford Owl for Home

A wealth of activities for parents to do with their children focused on spelling, reading and writing (as well as other subjects too!).

Pobble 365 

New, daily reading and writing activities based on pictures/images.


Free, downloadable activity books.


Currently offering a month of free access to parents during school closures.

World Book Day (WBD)

This site includes downloadable book based learning activities.