English and reading news
Welcome to the English and reading news page.
Here you will find interesting videos, information and news about the fantastic reading events taking place at Engayne.
Spelling Bee time. Have you got what it takes to be the next spelling Bee champion?
Spelling word lists will be given out before February half term.
Events will take place in March.
Year 3 and 4 competition- Thursday 21st March
Year 5 and 6 competition- Thursday 28th March
Useful Phonics websites:
Super range of free ebooks to read and a phonics screening test generator to work on those alien words
Our school BUG CLUB subscription will offer books and SPAG
activitBug Club help sheet U604-Bug-Club-ALP-Instructions (1)ies for all the children.
A site enabling parents to download extracts of books to sample, to try out different authors with their children.
A site dedicated to helping children and parents to find out about children’s books. Each area on the site provides information about new and classic titles with expert advice to help you find the best children’s books available.
A comprehensive book review site, which also contains some writing games too.
An excellent resource site, offering tests and games for KS2 English.
Please click on these links for the common word lists for each year group found on year group page
Looking for advice on what to read?
Click on our recommended reads list for the year group found on year group page for some inspiration!
Our Patrons Of Reading
What is a patron of reading? A patron of reading is an author who works with specific schools to help promote reading and inspire writing.
Who are our patrons of reading? We are lucky enough to have two patrons called Nicola Davies and Valerie Bloom.
She is very passionate and curious about the natural world around her. She uses her excitement for nature to inspire her writing.
Valerie is a poet and performer. Her writing is heavily influenced by her Jamaican background
Have you read any of their work?
Have you ever written your own story inspired by nature?
Try writing a poem about the area that you live in.
Click here to visit the Words for Life website.
This is a fantastic website which offers great ideas and tips for reading at home.
Click on the owl to access a wide range of free e books on the Oxford Owl website. Enjoy!
Our favourite books
Everyone has that one book that they can pick up and get completely lost in.
Here are a few of Engayne’s favourite books.
I was a rat by Philip Pullman