Supporting Reading and Literacy at home


The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetryline website is an extensive bank of poems for children, poet performances and interviews as well as teaching resources.


Booktrust have a brilliant collection of interactive books to read online or watch with signing. Also has educational games to play.


The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education have free resources, teaching plans and book recommendations including author videos and literacy activities.

British Library

The British Library has an amazing collection of miniature books in their collection and have asked lots of famous children’s writers to create their own.

IXL Learning

Check out IXL learning to support Year 1 specific reading and writing skills.

Seven Stories

Free downloadable resources from Seven Stories – National centre for children’s books to help children make their own comics.

Book Trust Rhymes

Use the Book Trust’s playlists and downloads to create your own rhyme time fun for little ones. Sing along to favourites like Old MacDonald and get to know some brilliant new rhymes. A great way to develop speech and language skills.

Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin’s You Tube channel has lots of brilliant videos of the Nation’s favourite story teller sharing lots of classic stories.

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