Reading

While the national lockdown continues and school is not open to all pupils, we are reviewing ways in which we can support the children reading at home.

Big Cat EBooks

We have signed up to Big Cat EBooks and have shared information about how you can log into this online library and access book banded texts that your child’s teacher has allocated for you to read at home.  See letter below for further details. 

Loaning Library 

In addition to this, we are opening a loaning library from our school site. Mrs Pullen will be running sessions every Monday and Thursday where parents will be able to enter the school site and collect/return books that are levelled to your child’s ability.

We will be opening our loaning library every Monday and Thursday at the following times:

9.00am – 11.00am

1.15pm – 2.15pm 

For more information, refer the letter sent on Class Dojo on Tuesday 2nd February. 

Virtual Library

Please see our Oak Hill Virtual School Library.  Click on the Virtual Library tab at the top of the Home page. 

This will take you straight to our Virtual Library pages where you  will find a range of texts, that when you click on them, will take you to a recorded version of the story to listen to. The books are arranged according to category, and these range from ‘feelings & emotions’, ‘similarities and differences’ and ‘around the world’.

Another recently launched website with access to stories you can read online:

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Free Resoures:

To support you manage reading at home during this national lockdown period, several educational companies are offering free access to a range of texts and audible stories for children. While we don’t wish to overload parents or children while we get used to remote learning and working from home, we do believe reading regularly and listening to stories is one of the most important things for the children to continue doing regularly while school is not open to all pupils.

  • · One way to ensure your child is accessing regular stories is to listen to some that have been recorded. Audible Stories, an Amazon company, is offering free access to all pupils so that you can have access to a wide range of story books to listen to. Follow this link and in moments your child can be listening to a favourite story: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

There are comprehension books, as well as downloadable books for spelling and handwriting. We know some parents were keen to purchase books such as these during the last lockdown, but here you can download them for free!