READING

It is important that you always have an interesting book to read, so here are a few tips on to choose books effectively.

5  rules to choose a suitable book:

  •          Look at the cover, does it look interesting, exciting?
  •          Read the blurb, does the story sound interesting?
  •          Think of the author, have you read other books by the same author?
  •          Read the first page and use the 5 words rule: if there are more than 5 words you don’t know on the first page, the book is probably too hard for you.
  •          Ask a friend for a recommendation

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Here are a few websites which can help you choose books:

What Should I Read Next: type in the name of a book/author you liked and the site will suggest further reads.

http://whatshouldireadnext.com/isbn/000713763X

Search for a book on Amazon.co.uk or The Book Depository and they will suggest similar books you might enjoy.

Go to your local library and ask for some advice; it’s free!

Love Reading for Kids is a great website which features the newest releases in children’s books. You can even sign up for updates.

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

 

And remember children can read in many different ways: books, magazines, on tablets, on computers…

Some pages you might want to visit to read online

 

BBC Primary History http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/

BBC Newsround http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/

First News http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/

Owl Kids http://owlkids.com/chickaDEE/index.html

Match of the Day Magazine (football) http://www.motdmag.com/

BBC Reading Games    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/resources/?typeg=game&age=4-7&subject=literacy&page=1

RSPCA – animals http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals

 

 

WRITING and SPELLING

BBC Writing http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/writing/

The 100 word challenge  http://100wc.net/

http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/create/

Spelling City http://www.spellingcity.com/

 

MATHS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

http://themathworksheetsite.com

http://www.mymaths.co.uk – Children have their own logins stuck in their homework books.

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