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CBeebies Stories

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

3-7 year olds
Pupils, Parents

Balloon Phonics

Balloon Phonics is a game which focuses on three letter words (cvc). There are three game modes: Initial sounds, Middle sounds and End sounds. Appropriate for Phase 2 Letters and Sounds.

4-6 year olds
Teachers, Pupils, Parents

BBC School Radio

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

3-11 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.

3-7 year olds
Teachers, Pupils, Parents

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.

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.

3-7 year olds


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.

0-14 year olds
Teachers, Parents

Phonics Songs

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

4-5 year olds
Teachers, Parents


Search the CLPE extensive bank of poems for children, poetry teaching resources, videos of poet performances and interviews to support the teaching of poetry.

7-11 year olds

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

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

4-7 year olds
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