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Reading and Phonics

At Glusburn Primary School we are passionate about ensuring each children develops a love of reading. It is vital that there is a strong link between school and home to guarantee this. Below is a list of websites you can access to support this:

 

Reading

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/top-tips--3/julia-donaldsons-top-tips

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/top-tips--3

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/

https://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/chatterbooks/

http://www.firstnews.co.uk/

http://justimaginestorycentre.co.uk/

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

http://www.readingzone.com/home.php

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

http://www.worldbookday.com/

http://www.tots100.co.uk/top/2013-07.html 

 

 

Phonics

http://www.ks2phonics.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/English

http://www.ictgames.com/fallingPhonics/onlineVersion/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk//freeIndex.htm

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

 

Reading and Phonics in KS1

Click here to download Reading and Phonics in KS1 presentation

 

9+

You Are Awesome Written by Matthew Syed

 

I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar?If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to?

You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything.

Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults.

 

7+

A Boy Called Bat Written by Elana K. Arnold

Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso. For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises-some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat's mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he's got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet. This sweet and thoughtful novel chronicles Bat's experiences and challenges at school with friends and teachers and at home with his sister and divorced parents.

Approachable for younger or reluctant readers while still delivering a powerful and thoughtful story.

 

5+

Town Is by the Sea Written by Joanne Schwartz

                                                                               

While a young boy enjoys a summer's day, his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep under the sea. An atmospheric, haunting story - The Bookseller Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Footpath Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. This beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of mining history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a mining town will enthral children and move adult readers, as a young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.

 

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