Resource Library

From Authors they Love

Michael Rosen Videos

A collection of enjoyable poems and stories with Michael Rosen. They include writing challenges, advice for writing poetry, and poetry discussion from a man that's passionate about English. I fancy some chocolate cake now...

https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/videos

David Walliams Activities

A host of free activities based on the characters and stories in David Walliams' books. There are resources from The World's Worst Children, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and lots more.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities

Audible: Free Children's Stories

Browse a huge collection of free audiobooks!

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Brand New Digital Library

Listen to a chapter (or even the whole of a short story) read to you by the author. 

Podcasts and Radio

Super Great Kids' Stories

Super Great Kids' Stories is a collection of fun tales to make you laugh and cry, told by some of the best storytellers from around the world. Recommended for ages 5 to 105...

https://play.acast.com/s/super-great-kids-stories

The Verb
Optimism in Stories for Children

How do you give hope to children when you're not feeling hopeful? What's the difference between optimism and hope? How do children's writers balance light and dark, joy and sadness? And what kind of language sustains and nurtures us through difficult times when we're young?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000qwj9

Educational Videos

BBC Education

The BBC is delivering the biggest education offer in its history across more of its platforms. It brings together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver a new education offer to children, teachers and parents.

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/bbc-launches-biggest-education-offer-ever

Nessy YouTube Videos

These are very visual videos teaching irregular verbs, reading strategies, homophones and just about everything children learn on the English curriculum. Most videos are nice and short too, so they're perfect for a quick learning boost.

https://www.youtube.com/c/nessy

Grammarsaurus YouTube Videos

Guaranteed to get them singing along (and it'll be stuck in your head too, sorry about that). Music is a great tool to help learning, and in this video, subordinating conjunctions have never been so fun!

https://www.youtube.com/c/Grammarsaurus/

Learning Games

Adjective Detective

A fun game all about detecting adjectives - funnily enough. There are plenty of other educational games to discover on there too, including 'Naming nouns' and the 'Idioms game'.

https://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/languages/words/adjective-detective/

Learning Tools

Bookfinder

Not sure what to read? This cool book finder will help your child find their next book to enjoy šŸ”Ž

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/