Home Learning – Reading

Whilst you are spending more time at home, the most important thing that you can continue to do is to read. We’ve a few ideas to help you enjoying books whilst you are unable to visit the library.

Listening to stories is one of the ways that you can do this.

Team Bowsland teachers have set up a Bowsland Green YouTube channel where we will be posting stories for you to listen to. Watch this space!


We will be posting links to these videos here too:

Short stories

Celebrities are reading stories online for you to listen to too:



Reading ebooks online is another way of getting your daily book fix.



This website offers a free bank of reading resources including free e-books aimed towards 3-11 year olds. You just need to set up a log in. They are organised by age, but you can also see the coloured bands that are used for our phonetically decodable books in school so that you can practice books at the right level for your child.


This website is an American based website that offers free e-books for children to enjoy.



This website has a fantastic collection of non-fiction books for your children to explore, handily organised into topics. Mr Stephenson’s favourite book on here is called ‘Asteroids, Comets and Meteors!’

An Online Book Fair


Our Scholastic Book Fair hand to be cancelled. However, the books are still available online to order to your house.

At checkout it will ask parents/carers to donate rewards to a school of their choice. For every £10 spent, school will receive 25% to spend on books for our library.

Scholastic have also produced some reading activities for families to enjoy:

Early Years Pack:              https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439122

Key Stage 1 Pack:            https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439121

Lower Key Stage 2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439120

Upper Key Stage 2 Pack: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/439108