Reading at Home
Making reading a part of your child´s daily routine can really support their literacy and wellbeing.
You could read together, read out loud in turns. Your child can also read to a younger sibling. When reading with your child, try to keep the reading sessions fun and relaxed, use different voices, and try to act scenes. Ask questions and discuss the storyline, characters, language, setting. Guess and predict what is going to happen.
After finishing a book, your child can take a quiz on Accelerated Reader. Visit the Accelerated Reader website. Your child then needs to click ‘Student’ before entering their username and password. They should know this from school. If there are any issues logging onto Accelerated Reader, please contact Mr. Opoku on email@example.com. Download a 'reading at home' letter with other ideas too.
Email Miss Henson on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries concerning passwords, reading levels, reading tips or how to find reading materials.
The Virtual School Library is a fantastic resource that provides you with a free book every single week.
Click HERE to visit the Virtual School Library.
During lockdown, we want you to be able to experience the magic of reading, so while our own library is closed this is the next best thing. Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
When you do read one, please send your recommendations to friends so that we can share in the joy of reading with each other!
If Wandsworth Libraries are closed, students can still become new members now, giving them access all our Online Resources including eBooks, eAudio and music streaming and downloads.
Parents and carers can do this for themselves and their children by following these steps:
- Complete the online form at https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/wandsworth/join
- Then email the temporary code to email@example.com to receive your library card number.
Access to books and audiobooks
Try these links to find FREE books to read.
- Project Gutenberg - good for classics.
- Southwark Libraries have a great e-library, accessed through BorrowBox, where you can download books and audiobooks for free. If you do not have a Southwark Library membership, you can join now for 90 days without a signed application form. Join Southwark Library Once you have your membership number, log in to BorrowBox.
- Oxford Owl - expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at home, from Oxford University Press.
- David Walliams daily free audio story for 30 days.
- Audible.com - free audible books for all ages.
- Researchify - Word/PDF/Audiobooks of Children’s Classics.
- The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has also created a short reading list of books that are available to read online.
- myON are offering access to thousands of enhanced digital books through online library to help 'keep the UK and Ireland reading'.
- Have a look at World Book Day’s World of Stories, where you can listen to audiobooks of some of your favourite books.
- Listen to three free audiobooks on the Harper Collins website.
- Listen to Skulduggery Pleasant 1 as an audiobook.
- Literacy Trust: The Book of Hopes. Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.