“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

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Useful Reading links

At Holy Trinity & St Johns we strive to encourage all our children to develop a love of reading and reading for pleasure.  Below you will find links to some of the websites you can access at home to support and give ideas of some of the wonderful books available for your children.   Many of these books can be found in our own school library or you could take a visit to your local library to borrow them or even start your own library at home by purchasing some. We have book swap boxes in and around school so once you've enjoyed your book, why not swap it for a new one and let other children enjoy reading yours!

This website has lots of resources.  The link above give you many different books that the children can read for their pleasure or for you to read with/to them.  It has links to recommended books of the month and is regularly updated so you will have plenty to choose from!

The link above gives you topic based books arranged in the Key Stage year groups.  Some of these books will be used in school to support the projects and topics we engage the classroom learning from.


If you are looking for something to read over the summer or in the half-term holidays.  The link below has lots of ideas.


How about a challenge!  Can you check off all the reads on the Summer Read Bingo Card??



Collins Big Cat are the reading scheme books that we will be using in school in KS1.  The link below allows free access to the online e-books using the username and password.


Password: Parents20!


This link give free worksheets to use alongside the above...just scroll down the page a little to the FREE WORKSHHETS section, then select the band colour for your child.


The Literacy Trust have compiled some background reading material for adults about the processes children need to go through from the beginning of their reading journey to fully competent readers.  this link has many articles split into the different age ranges to support parents/carers in how you can help your child.


Storyline Online

Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.  Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube.  Rainbow FishWilfrid Gordon Macdonald Partridge, and To Be a Drum are just a few of the books available.


Free Children’s Stories

Founded in 2008, operates on the simple principle that children’s development is paramount. Their mission is to offer traditional, meaningful storytelling to every child, parent, or teacher around the globe with access to the internet, for free.  Please be aware that this is an american website so the readers will have an accent and some words are pronounced differently to the English language.

A  collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime, both of which are currently available on iplayer and as podcasts.

A collection of recommended books most suited to KS2.

A collection of e-books that use book banded colours for children from the age of 3 years and up as they begin their reading journey.  There are many in the colour bands to help your children as they progress through their phonics phases of learning to make them an easy and more pleasurable read!.