• Stuart Prike - ‘Remains’ in Word/PDF format - 5 booklets for 5 of the poems plus guiding students on how to compare in an essay

  • Online Gruffalo workshop, and lots more. Plus stories read by Tony Ross, author - 7 stories, Facebook 

  • Elamentari - Write and code interactive stories - free access during school closures

  • Gutenburg - Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc.

  • Solomon Kingsnorth - Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format - Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty

  • Reading aloud - Children can listen to stories being read aloud - YouTube

  • Hoopla - Public library online

  • Trugs - Phonic reading games for all children, including those who cannot read or have dyslexia. Email: trugs@readsuccessfully.com for 20% off using cv2020 

  • CrickerSoft - Reading and writing software for all abilities - Free during this period

  • Driver Youth Trust - over 50 free resources, designed to help teachers get *all* of their learners engaged with reading, writing, communication

  • Jane Considine "If schools in the UK close, I will be delivering daily English activities by video for pupils to complete at home. More details to follow. If you’re interested in your children getting involved"

  • Love My Books - Creative, fun activities to support children's literacy

  • Peter Wharmby - Teaching resources - mostly audio of me talking about an aspect of English Language or English Literature - YouTube

  • No Red Ink  - builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data

  • Carter's Yard Phonics - Free access to Augmented Reality phonics cards - phonics and reading - images, text and ‘Zap codes' to view online and to print at home.

  • The Reading Realm - Free home learning packs/book and library challenges/quizzes/discussion guides/games and stories written by children for children! You can also now draw/write your own stories, poems, reviews, diaries etc, in the app too

  • IXL - All ages, database of resources

  • Epic - Free 30-day trial - instant access to a range of books (age 12 and under)

  • Nessy - Help for children with Dyslexia - free trial

  • Chris Grabenstein has given permission for teachers to video themselves reading his books online - royalty free

  • CLPE - Free plans, videos, teaching notes for all year groups in primary

  • EAL

    • EFL - Rivet - Free app recommended for those learning English

    • Audible - Free - Available in 6 languages



Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.


English Mastery

Website: https://www.englishmastery.org/

Key stages: key stage 3

Description: downloadable resource books providing 12 weeks of activities covering writing and poetry.


English and Media Centre

Website: https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/publications/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: downloadable resources covering a range of texts for key stage 3. GCSE resources are categorised by examination board.


Pobble 365

Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided


Poetry by Heart

Website: https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: A wide selection of poetry covering different topics.

Registration: not required to view poems



Website: https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=English+Language

Key stages: key stage 4

Description: a range of downloadable resources covering the GCSE curriculum, categorised by examination board.


The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: key stage 3 and key stage 4

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Pupils can listen to poems being read aloud.


The Day newsletter

Website: https://theday.co.uk/subscriptions/the-day-home

Key stages: key stage 3, key stage 4 and key stage 5

Description: a daily newsletter for parents and carers at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-world knowledge and skills.