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C19 - Reading


Accelerated Reader

Reading and testing activity.


Globe Key Stage 2 Challenge


Hello Readers in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, 


I hope you are still reading everyday as part of your home-schooling routine. Great news ... you can now log onto Accelerated Reader and take reading and vocabulary tests at home. You will need to login at this URL/web address so type this into the web address bar:  


https://ukhosted4.renlearn.co.uk/1893647 (currently unavailable) 

You should have books from school that you can read and quiz. If you have read them all, you can access more books from these locations and see if they are AR books and quiz them. You can even listen to books and quiz on those!  


Logon onto: https://readon.myon.co.uk/ and access the thousands of different titles available, both fiction and non-fiction. Read the books online or listen to them and complete the different activities on the side. Then don’t forget to take a quiz for the same book on AR. 


We will look at what you have been reading and make a top 10 word count per week for each year group. Can you get your name on the leader board? 


Try accessing these resources to ensure you have loads of books to read and listen to. 


Keep on reading! 

Tower Hamlets  Libraries

Members can access free ebooks from the London Libraries Consortium: Kids at:




Children need to:

  • Click on Tower Hamlets Libraries
  • Enter the name on their library card
  • Enter their library PIN


If children  are not Tower Hamlets Libraries members they can join at https://www.ideastore.co.uk/about-us-join-today then access  London Libraries Consortium: Kids.

Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.  Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.



CBBC Stories

View books turned into TV series, including The Worst Witch, Tracy Beaker, Deadly 60, Hetty Feather, Hank Zipzer, The Demon Headmaster.



BBC Storytelling

For younger viewers, using videos and read alouds.



Blue Peter 

Videos on author writing tips, who to read next, Blue Peter Book Awards, story dice challenge, author chats, story challenge wit Matt Haig, Cressida Cowell and more …



Book Trust

Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing. Also, free, fun kids' games to enjoy online. Whether you want some number games, puzzle games, colouring or the Shape Game, you'll find lots of interactive activities to try.



Oxford Owl eBooks

For home – Advice and support for parents, Educational activities and games, Free eBook library for 3- to 11-year-olds.  You must register to access the ebooks.



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.


Three stories will be published each week on our YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, we are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Owen and Claire Freedman.


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