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The Book of Hopes

Please share this wonderful book with your children: an extraordinary collection of writing, dedicated to all hospital staff.

Stories for all ages

Join David Walliams for daily Elevenses. 

Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!

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Many of you love to read First News in class.

Now you can download and read the issues here!

 First-News-1-7 May.pdfDownload
 First-News-10-16 April.pdfDownload
 First-News-15-21 May.pdfDownload
 First-News-17-23 April.pdfDownload
 First-News-22-28 May.pdfDownload
 First-News-24-30 April.pdfDownload
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Storytime Online

For ages 3 -11, here are some of the best online storytimes for children to access free at home. Read aloud by famous authors and illustrators. 

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Essex Library Services are bringing their popular rhymetimes, story times and crafts online with videos featuring the library stars from across Essex.

Families can enjoy sharing stories, join in with actions and sing along to favourite nursery rhymes, and be inspired to build, craft and create. They will share these children’s videos on Twitter and Facebook throughout the week. You’ll find links to any rhymetime and story time or any craft time you may have missed on the Essex library service website.

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A free offer from the National Literacy Trust for pupils of all ages.

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As a response to school closures, we have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.
Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some, you may need to create a free account. 

Please click the image below to access the site.