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Hampshire SLS - Resources for Lockdown
Our friends at the Hampshire School Library Service (SLS) have put together some FREE content to help with all the great reading you are doing at home. This includes; links to author websites, activity sheets, writing prompts, quizzes and more! There is also a brilliant video, with some top-tips for sharing books at home. Please take a look!
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FREE Books - Coronavirus: A Book for Children & Everybody Worries
These two colourful and cheerful books, help to explain what's been happening around the world! They also show the different ways we are all being kept safe. Click on the links to read them! You can also listen to an audio version of Coronavirus: A Book for Children HERE.
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ePlatform - Recommended Reads
We hope everyone has been enjoying our ePlatform! Click HERE to read hundreds of exciting stories and audiobooks. Not sure what to read next? The helpful folks at the Hampshire SLS have made lists of the best titles to enjoy and share. Click HERE to view the lists. Let us know which of these books you have enjoyed the most?
I would like to share the latest resources to support your home learning. These FREE websites and activities will be updated regularly, so please check back often. Children, I hope you are enjoying the books on our ePlatform (https://romanway-hantssls.wheelers.co/) Everyone's login details have been sent home.
It would be great to write reviews about the different books you have read! Download a template here: KS1 - https://toppsta.com/pdf/My_Favourite_Book_in_5_Words.pdf, KS2 - https://toppsta.com/pdf/My_Book_Review.pdf. Let me know how the books made you think and feel. I'd love to see them when you come back to school.
FREE WEBSITES AND ACTIVITIES
Puffin Story Time: Settle down for twenty minutes of story time magic, every day at 3.30pm. Also, take part in a brilliant draw-along. https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2020/apr/puffin-storytime-series.html
Sarah McIntyre: Sarah has illustrated some fabulous books like Cakes in Space and The Legend of Kevin. Download FREE activity sheets and learn how to draw your own ‘roly-poly unicorn’. http://www.jabberworks.co.uk/books/
Caryl Hart – Things to Do: Download dozens of FREE activities for all of Caryl Hart’s picture books. This includes; Wiffy Wilson, Catch That Rat and Yes We Can. https://www.carylhart.com/about/book-activities
Tom Palmer – Free Reads: Tom Palmer is a reading champion! You can read the first chapters of his books for FREE. He is also posting a new video on his YouTube channel every day. https://tompalmer.co.uk/
Liz Pichon: ‘Don’t get bored – get busy!’ The Tom Gates author has plenty of fun craft and doodling activities on her website. http://lizpichon.com/free-activities/
Elevenses with the World of David Walliams: Every day the wonderful Mr Walliams is sharing an audio story from The World’s Worst Children. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Scribble Street: Website of Jonathan Emmett: Jonathan’s books include The Santa Trap and Here Be Monsters. Print-off some ‘low-ink’ activity sheets. https://www.scribblestreet.co.uk/
Vlad Flea – A Flea in History: Join Vlad Flea in a series of historical adventures. Download English activities about the Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and the First World War. https://vladflea.co.uk/
Dav Pilkey at Home: Starting on the 1st April, the Captain Underpants author will be posting activities online. Enjoy how-to-draw demos, read alouds and more. Learn how to create your own characters and act out scenes from Dog Man. https://pilkey.com/
Nosy Crow Stories Aloud: Nosy Crow publish books like Pip and Posy: Super Scooter. Their website is updated everyday with an audiobook. These are perfect to enjoy at bedtime! https://nosycrow.com/nosy-crow-storytime/
Amber Lee Dodd: Amber's We Are Giants is a brilliant read for Years 5 and 6. She is updating her blog everyday with a chapter reading. The resources page is being updated with activities for each of her books. https://www.amberleedodd.com/post/we-are-giants-free-chapter-reading-updated-every-week-day
Robin Stevens - Writing Prompt Mondays: Robin wants you to get creative and take your mind off things! This week's theme is 'Supernatural Creatures'. Have a go at writing a story about a vampire, ghost or werewolf. https://robin-stevens.co.uk/writing-prompt-mondays-prompt-1/
Authorfy - Ten Minute Challenges: Another daily dose of creativity! Authors and illustrators are setting exciting writing activities! Make sure you have a pencil and some paper handy. https://authorfy.com/10minutechallenges/
Frank Cottrell Boyce: The award-winning author is posting creative workshops on his Instagram. Ideal for children in KS2, these are updated every Mon-Fri at 10am. You can also listen to him read his book - The Astounding Broccoli Boy. https://www.instagram.com/frank_cottrell_boyce/
The Bookwanderers Club: Listen to authors read aloud their books on YouTube. They will answer questions and give out writing advice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvOOfF3-xTA
Toppsta - Bookish Ideas: Browse a wide-range of videos, teaching guides and activity packs. The blog will be updated regularly with new suggestions. https://toppsta.com/blog/view/bookish-ideas-if-you're-self-isolating-with-the-kids
The Summer Reading Challenge: This takes place every July-September at Andover Library. The official website is open all year long an lets you keep track of your reading. http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
I hope you will find these resources FUN and helpful.