Reading at Home

While you are at home one of the most important things is to try and read a story with your child every day. You can use the bookmarks that were sent home to help you talk about the story with your child.
There are lots of online resources below that can help you while we are not in school.

Join the library
If you are not a member of the library, you can now sign up online and they will post the card to you for free! You’ll be able to access all of the Norfolk libraries’ offerings! They have eBooks, eAudios, eMagazines, eNewspapers – plus information and subscriptions all free of charge.
Head to this website, and click ‘join online’ if you would like to join.

RWI speed sounds lessons:
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics scheme we will be using at Lionwood Infant.
From Monday 20th April, RWI are streaming 7 Speed Sounds lessons, including Word Time and Spelling, for children to watch at home every weekday on their YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Set 1 (Reception)
• Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
• Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
• Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Set 2 (Year 1 and Year 2)
• Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
• Set 2 Spelling 10.15 am

Set 3 (Year 1 and Year 2)
• Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
• Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Storytime with Nick

RWI are also adding films of stories to their YouTube Channel:

From Monday 20th April, we are releasing Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. See him in action here.

A new story will be added to their YouTube channel at 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. They are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children.

Storytime includes books by Tom Percival, Cressida Cowell, David Melling, Jeanne Willis, Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers and David Walliams.

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

Oxford Owl:

Oxford Owl has lots of ebooks available on their website for free, you just need to register and log in to access them:


Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe. To access their resources all you need to do is log on using the following details:
Username: march20
Password: home
Google type ‘new phonics play’ and it will take you to the website.

Interactive books to read online:
BookTrust have also listed activities online linked to authors and reading:

Storyline Online:
Actors reading children’s books alongside illustrations:

CBeebies Bedtime stories:
Stories read by celebrities: