We feel that physically looking at and enjoying books whether independently, during group guided reading or as a whole class is a really important part of learning.
We regularly use texts to introduce a new topic (not necessarily just in English lessons) and to enhance learning. We have found it very difficult to share the books we would normally use in class through home learning (mostly due to copyright issues and partly due to the massive amount of scanning of pages that we would need to do to give everyone access to the same text!)
I have added some links below to stories the children might like to watch linking to topics or our favourite authors.
Reading Scheme Books
It is important that your child continues to practise reading at home (daily if possible). So much of what we normally do in class involves looking at a book or section of text. I know that some of you have told us that your children are enjoying particular sets of books or re-reading favourites at home which is great!
There is a link on the main Home Learning page to Oxford Owl which I am providing again here. There are lots of ebooks on the site which you can have access to for free at the moment. (You need to register but it is free.) These books are a selection of 'reading scheme' books and can be selected according to book band. There are quite a few available within each band to keep the children going for a little while.
Just a little note here- a couple of people have asked if it would be possible to borrow school reading books. Of course we would normally be more than happy to do this but current advice is not to swap equipment between home and school.