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CBeebies Stories

Animated stories and nursery rhymes from the BBC including traditional tales such as The Ugly Duckling.

Pupils, Parents

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3-7 year olds
BBC School Radio

Podcasts of radio broadcasts, downloads, audio, video clips, sound stimulus library and learning resources for primary schools.

Teachers

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3-11 year olds
Drama

There are practical ideas for a variety of activities such as acting, improvisation, mime and dance. The site includes video teaching demonstrations. A Northern Ireland site but the activities would work well anywhere.

Teachers

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3-14 year olds
Alphablocks

Alphablocks from the BBC is aimed at four-to-six-year-olds who are learning to read. It is a fun way to learn your letters, both sounds and names. Each letter has been made into a little character.

Pupils, Parents

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3-7 year olds
Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a free website built to help parents with their child’s reading. This is an excellent resource packed with free ebooks from the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme, games and activities.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

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3-7 year olds
Words for Life

Words for Life’s aim is to inspire more people to read, more regularly, for both pleasure and personal advancement. Useful booklists especially chosen to appeal to less confident readers. Free resources matched to books.

Parents

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3-11 year olds
Santa's Little Helper

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is getting ready to make his delivery of presents to boys and girls all round the world. Find out in this story how he can deliver all the presents in time.

Pupils

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3-7 year olds
BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity and they provide free books, resources and support to promote reading. Well worth a visit.

Teachers, Parents

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0-14 year olds
Phonics Songs

Catchy animated phonics songs for both revising and teaching letter-sounds from Teaching Your Monster to Read.

Teachers, Parents

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4-5 year olds
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Read along or watch with signing this animated, rhyming story of Hairy Maclary.

Pupils

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4-7 year olds
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