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On this page you will find lots of useful resources to help with home learning.

For a full description of our approach to remote education (January 2021), please click here. To find out how we are supporting our children to ‘catch up’ due to the Covid lockdowns, please click here.

Thrive Activities

For all of the Thrive Activities from 2019/2020, please see the Home Learning Resources Archive.

Educational Web Resources

Local Coronavirus Information

Covid-19 Video

Please find a link to an explanatory video about Covid-19 for children Covid-19 YouTube video, together with the World Health Organisation advice on Healthy Parenting.

Anxiety in children and keeping safe online

For resources to help with anxiety in children and keeping safe online, please see our Safeguarding Information page

Online reading and e-book resources

  • Free Virtual Library – The National Literacy Trust and Oak Academy have joined together to provide free virtual books every week.
  • LibrariesWest – If you are a member of the public library, you can borrow free e-books and audiobooks from the LibrariesWest catalogue. Please follow this link to Bath and North East Somerset Council for details of how to access these and click on Electronic books, Audiobooks and Magazines. 
  • Audible Stories – Audible are currently offering free audiobooks for children
  • Oxford Owl free e-book library
  • Books for Topics – Free stories read aloud by authors and illustrators
  • World Book Day website – There are lots of useful resources, videos and story masterclasses on here.
  • Book Trust Hometime – There are free online books, videos and games, including Cressida Cowell reading How to Train Your Dragon. BookTrust have also created a list of activities being undertaken by authors and illustrators which can be found here.
  • Literacy Trust – Lots of useful resources for families
  • Twinkl – e-books and reading comprehension resources 
  • There are more links on the school library page to help you choose good books for your children to read
  • British Library Children’s Books – You can explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations, as well as watching Axel Scheffler draw a Gruffalo

Back to School Social Stories

Author readings and activities

Lots of authors have been sharing stories on their websites or YouTube pages for children to watch or creating activities and bonus material. We have listed a selection below, but if your favourite author is not here, do have a look at their website or social media.

  • Oliver Jeffers – He has been reading lots of stories and recording them on his YouTube page, which can be found on his website
  • Rob Biddulph – There are lots of draw-along videos with illustrator Rob Biddulph on his website 
  • Robin Stevens – There are activities and bonus material to link with her Murder Most Unladylike books
  • Tom Palmer – Free chapters, new stories and links to Tom’s YouTube channel
  • Neil Gaiman – Neil and some famous friends read the Graveyard Book and Coraline in its entirety
  • #phoenixqclub on Twitter – there are lots of comic based activities from The Phoenix comic
  • Emily Fox (illustrator) – Free drawing activity sheets to download
  • Swapna Haddow – Free activity ideas
  • Cressida Cowell is reading stories on her YouTube page.

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