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Follow the link below to be taken to our school online library service. 


Please follow the document below to read books online. There are more than a thousand to choose from!

Which book will you read first?

Ways to keep your child reading at home

Click https://literacytrust.org.uk/blog/ways-to-keep-your-childs-reading-up-while-schools-are-closed/ link to open resource.

10th April 2020 - Oxford Owl have added more books to their free library.



Some online reading resources:

First News - non-fiction for older children  https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/act-sheets-samples-discover/

Oxford Owl  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Storyline Online - great for younger children - celebrities read books and the text appears at the bottom of the page


National Geographic young explorer - great for some non-fiction for younger children  https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/

Phonics Play for years R and 1  https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Poetry Zone  http://poetryzone.co.uk/

Book Trust - vast website  https://www.booktrust.org.uk/


National Literacy Trust - another vast website with so many wonderful resources 

Amazon Kindle have some free books which you can read through their free Kindle App.

Hampshire library - You can sign up online for a temporary number, if you are not already a member, and access all their free ebooks and eAudiobooks.


We know that some people find online reading harder/not as pleasurable as holding a real book but at this time we need to embrace online more than ever.  


Please continue to read everyday.


Parents - please check out all websites to make sure you are happy with the content you are giving your child.