Literacy News

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.

EXCITING NEWS

Mon 28th June saw us finally welcome the Premier League Trophy and the poet Karl Nova to the school. The event was the prize awarded to Jonathan in 6N for his poem which won the national poetry competition. Joel in 3B was also a regional winner and his class received a PE lesson from West Ham coaches.

All the children in both classes were given copies of the poetry book containing our winning entries and all classes met Hammerhead or visited the trophy.

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of the children and look forward to entering more competitions in the future.

​Here are some more pictures to give you a flavour of the event! 

We will be taking part in the Take 10 Challenge!

The Take 10 Challenge encourages people to read for just 10 minutes a day to improve their wellbeing and support their literacy. For more information click here.

The libraries in Havering are planning LOTS of exciting events CLICK HERE to find out more

With your library membership you can view a variety of story and factual books online. To find out more visit: https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20039/libraries/685/ebooks_and_audiobooks

Visit the link below to also find encyclopedias, dictionaries, art and music resources in the virtual library: https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20039/libraries/680/virtual_library

Does your child have trouble selecting a book to read? Watch this fun animation to help them choose books they will love! 

The Importance of Bedtime Reading for Children – this website has lots of suggested books and tips to make bedtime reading engaging.

PLEASE USE GOOGLE CHROME TO ACCESS BUG CLUB

Check the homepage when you log in. If there is an envelope symbol it means there is a message or feedback from your teacher.

If you get locked out of your account send a e mail to your teacher with your log in details and they will sort it out for you.

IF BUG CLUB is slow or not working the advice is press ctrl, shift and del at the same time and empty the cache on your computer. It will help!

Phonic games stay in your folder to use as much as possible until your teacher removes them. Keep practicing!

If you need a reminder of how to log in and access this excellent reading resource please use the guide. The site gives you reading books, phonic and spelling games and many other resources. Any problems please tell the class teacher so we can resolve them for you as soon as possible.

https://engayne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Bug-club-parents-guide-2020-1.pdf

If you are having issues logging into Bug Club please click here for advice

Use the following link to access a range of useful websites for learning at home

PLPS has some spelling and maths games

https://engayne.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Websites-and-Apps-to-Support-with-Home-Learning.pdf

Do you like to read on an electronic device?

Then you should download the Borrow Box app and unlock your local library of books to have on your device on demand. https://www.borrowbox.com/

If you prefer reading on a laptop then overdrive might be the site for you! https://reading.overdrive.com/library/youth/

Ready Steady Read continues. Your teacher will tell how this is going to work with your class.

Looking for advice on what to read?

These reading lists are also found on year group pages. Happy Reading!

How to use children’s reading list

Reception list

Year one list

Year 2 list

Year 3 list

Year 4 list

Year 5 list

Year 6 list

Useful Phonics websites:

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Super range of free ebooks to read and a phonics screening test generator to work on those alien words

Teach Your Monster To Read. An excellent site which is often free to access. Assists with phonics in a fun way!

KS2 reading:

A site enabling parents to download extracts of books to sample, to try out different authors with their children.

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

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.

www.ReadingZone.com

A comprehensive book review site, which also contains some writing games too.

SPELLING

Please click on these links for the common word lists for each year group. They can also be found  on year group pages

First 100 high frequency words

Year One and Two word lists

Year Three and Four word lists

Year Five and Six word lists

BBC Bitesize has many games designed to entertain and educate the children. KS1 English has Karate Cats to assist with SPAG. KS2 has Crystal Explorers.

Click here to visit the Words for Life website.
This is a fantastic website which offers great ideas and tips for reading at home.

Story explorers have launched podcasts showing primary school children interviewing top authors about their work and the stories they love! Click here to find the weekly podcasts.

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