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Useful Websites

Live spelling lesson – dyslexia and SEND friendly

Every weekday at 11am there is a livestream spelling lesson by Jules Daulby.

Arboretum's Pyjamarama

Friday 1st May 2020

Dress in pyjamas all day and have a story-filled day at home!

Quizzes, challenges and activities will be available on the school website.

Please take a photo to share with us when school reopens!

7 new YouTube Speed Sounds lessons every day on YouTube from Monday 20th April

From Monday 20th April, we are streaming 7 Speed Sounds lessons, including Word Time and Spelling, for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel.
Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.
Set 1

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

Set 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15 am

Set 3

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Once each complete set has been shown, we will replay one sound a day per set.

Click here for our YouTube Speed Sounds Lessons schedule

Storytime with Nick:

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 our YouTube channel at 2pm on MondayWednesday 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.


Parent films


We have two new parent films available on our YouTube Channel:

  • Reading Set 3 Speed Sounds and words with your child
  • Introduction to daily Phonics lessons.

Please refer parents to our home reading page for information and parent resources.

oxford Owl for Home resources:


Activities and eBooks are available on Oxford Owl for Home, including:

·       72 eBooks

·       62 Speed Sounds Practice Sheets

·       8 Speedy Green Word slideshows

·       3 Speed Sounds slideshows

·       28 Ditty Sheets

·       My Set 1 and My Sets 2 and 3 Books as free eBooks.


Audible – free streaming stories for children

Starting on Saturday, audiobook service Audible -- which is owned by Amazon -- is offering free streams on a select number of children's stories across six languages to keep kids "dreaming, learning, and just being kids," its website said.

The books are separated into six categories:

 • Littlest Listeners

 • Elementary

• Tween

• Teen

• Literary Classics

 • Folk & Fairy tales

Books are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Italian.

Home » Reading » Reading schemes, Levels, and Stages » Read Write Inc. guide for parents. Here there is lots of information for you to explore with additional links. Ask your child which group they are in, or the name of their RWInc teacher:

Mrs Malooq and Miss Greene’s group – focus on Set 1 sounds

Miss Neal (Green), Mrs Gill (Purple) – focus on Set 2 sounds

Red group (Miss MacDonald and Miss Noon) - Set 1 sounds

Green group (Mrs Bullock and Miss Brown) - Set 2 sounds.

Miss Paget (Orange), Mrs Jalil or Mrs Parveen/Mrs Ablewhite (Yellow), Mrs Roberts and Mrs Allsopp (Blue), Miss Carter and Mrs Tivey (Grey) – focus on Set 3 sounds

If you go to the FREE eBook Library and then search under Series – Read Write Inc there are a number of RWInc books. Ask your child which group they are in, Red, Green, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Blue or Grey. Find the book that matches the colour of their group, your child should be able to read these books independently.

There are lots of other books that you can share in the FREE eBook Library too.