With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, we are delivering the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge online so we can ensure we continue to reach as many children and families as possible. The all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge with its Silly Squad theme will launch earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.Through the online Summer Reading Challenge, we will...
● Offer something reassuringly familiar – themed activities, space to share recommendations and rewards for keeping up with reading ● Ensure the programme remains free of charge for all
● Create much-needed support for libraries, educators, publishers, authors and parents, all with the same goal: to inspire kids to read for pleasure.
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The RAF Museum is running a free Poster Competition this May half term and we would be delighted for your students to get involved.
There are three age categories and the winning poster from each category will be used as part of our re-opening advertising campaign, plus the winners will each receive a prize bundle from the RAF Museum Shop worth £100. We also have RAF goody bags for two runners up in each category thanks to our friends at RAF Youth & STEM team.
What you need to do:
- Design a poster highlighting all your favourite parts of the RAF Museum.
- Use our poster resource pack CLICK HERE to help plan your design and to remind you of all the essential information you need to include on your poster.
- Post a clear photo of your completed poster on our social media, tag us @rafmuseum, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include your first name and the age category you are entering.
- Competition closes on Friday 5 June and the winners will be announced on Friday 19 June.
Age categories are:
- Under 10s
- 10 – 18 years
- Over 18s
For more details on how to enter the free competition visit rafmuseum.org.
New Story Collaboration Website That Aims to Ignite a Child’s Creativity.
A new website that offers children the potential to become one of the authors of a story launched today.
The first two pages of the story are already there on the website for children to read, but it is up to them to decide what happens next. Following the guidelines given, children are invited to create and submit their version of what should happen on the next page. The best submission will be chosen and become part of the story.
Over time pages created by children will be added to the story until it is complete. The children who wrote the successful submissions will be named as the author of their page on the website and printed copies of the story will be produced naming them too.
The project aims to encourage reading and writing among children and to help them to express their creativity and imagination through submitting their own version of what should happen next.
National Geographic. A great platform and totally free. Online games, resources and competitions too all aimed at primary children. Also, lots of subjects are covered e.g. history, science, geography, English, maths, PSHE and & Art & Design.
For all Harry Potter fans The Harry Potter at Home hub is now available at https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/harry-potter-at-home-hub-announcement
A lovingly created space designed to help you and your family discover the magic of Harry Potter at home.
Stream audible stories through Amazon at https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Join in with an assembly on Picture News on Fridays at 9am at: www.vimeo.com/channels/picturenews
David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days.
Free access to PhonicsPlay