Reading at Home

We want to stress how important it is to take the time to read at the moment – it gives us all a way to relax therefore supporting the wellbeing of students, as well as supporting their academic progress. 

Unfortunately, due to school closure, students will be missing out on reading time in their lessons. If working remotely, please remind your child to read for at least 20 minutes every day. This can be independent reading; however, we want to encourage students to be reading aloud to someone at home.

Lewisham offers an excellent e-library with an amazing choice of children's and young adult e-books and audiobooks. Click here to find out more.  

In addition, here are some websites offering free e-books and audiobooks: 

Children in England can access books online free during school closures via a virtual library.

Internet classroom Oak National Academy have created the library after schools moved to remote learning for the majority of pupils until February half-term.

Formed with The National Literacy Trust, the library will provide a book a week from its author of the week. The first book to feature will be Dame Jacqueline Wilson's The Story Of Tracy Beaker, and will be available to access free for a week from 17th January.

The aim is to increase young readers' access to e-books and audiobooks, particularly the most disadvantaged.

Oak National Academy is funded by the Department for Education and has provided more than 28 million lessons since the start of the school term on 4 January.