Online Resources

Below is a list of online resources that can be utilised to aid with children's home learning. Please click on each link to be directed to the different websites.
Reading Challenge:
The Bradford Summer Reading Challenge launches tomorrow - Friday 5th June at 4pm. Please see further details below sent on behalf of Bradford Libraries:

Join the Silly Squad and the Let’s Get Silly Ambassadors for an afternoon (ending with a bedtime story) of family fun!
The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will launch on Friday 5 June and you can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer. Create a free profile to keep track of your books, reviews, and all of the special rewards you unlock along the way. You’ll also find heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home. This year’s Challenge runs from June to September, so there is plenty of time to take part and get silly this summer.

Join us on Facebook on Friday 5 June to meet our super silly Ambassadors, who will be sharing their favourite silly stories, leading a draw-along to create your very own Silly Squad character, showing us their silliest dance moves, telling their most hilarious joke and sharing so much more silly fun with us all.

Once you have celebrated with the Silly Squad at the Launch Party head on over to to start your seriously silly summer reading Challenge!

Let’s Get Silly Launch Party Schedule
4.00pm – Sam & Mark (as seen on CBBC) launch the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 and introduce you to the Silly Squad – telling you how you can sign up and start your seriously silly summer

4.10pm – Comedian, author and presenter, David Baddiel, reads from his children’s book The Taylor TurboChaser

4:15pm – Author Gareth P Jones reads from his book Dinosaur Detective: Catnapped! and takes us on a real adventure

4:20pm – Drawing with award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph

4:30pm – Poet and author Joseph Coehlo reads Funny Fish from his book Poems Aloud

4:35pm – President of Libraries Connected, Carol Stump, reads a book from the official 2020 Summer Reading Challenge booklist – You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency by Patricia Cleveland-Peck & David Tazzyman

4:40pm – Crafts, colour and creativity with the original queen of colouring, Johanna Basford

4:45pm – Authors Katie and Kevin Tsang read from their book Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Zombies – including some super silly dress up!

4:50pm – Let’s Get Silly with longest-serving female BBC Blue Peter presenter and author Konnie Huq

4.55pm – Presenter, author and adventurer, Ben Fogle reads an extract from his Mr Dog book series

5:05pm – The British Library shares content from their Discovering Children’s Books website where you can find a whole range of creative activities. In this video, Viviane Schwarz shows you fun ways of developing silly characters

5:10pm – How to Build a Super Silly Reading Den with BBC’s Katie Thistleton and Hacker T Dog

5:20pm – Children’s author Philip Ardagh reads from his book Bunnies on the Bus

5:25pm – Arts Council England’s Director of Libraries, Sue Williamson, reads her favourite poem

5:30pm – Silly Squad draw-along with author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson, who is the Summer Reading Challenge 2020’s official illustrator!

5:40pm – Award-winning comedian, actress and writer Samantha Baines reads from her novel Harriet Versus The Galaxy

5:45pm – Konnie Huq gets super silly with the Silly Squad

5:50pm – Shed School Magic with the nation’s favourite teacher, Mr Bates

6pm – The nation’s favourite comedian and presenter Paul O’Grady will read an excerpt from his favourite children’s book, The Borrowers

6:05pm – Author Jennifer Killick reads from her book, Alex Sparrow and the Zumbie Apocalypse and shows us how to do a very silly dance – join in!

6:15pm – Children’s author (and game designer!) Gabrielle Kent reads from her book, Knights and Bikes

6:25pm – Actor Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) reads from his favourite book, A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

6:30pm – Jokes with our Ambassadors! Including Quick Reads 2020 author Milly Johnson, Samantha Baines, and Konnie Huq

6:35pm – Actor and writer Shobna Gulati (Dinner Ladies, Coronation Street) will read Tiny Ant from the Official Book Collection

6.40pm – Author and illustrator Laura Dockrill shares her favourite poems including her own poem My Mum’s Growing Down as well as one by Benjamin Zephaniah from Talking Turkeys and a Carol Ann Duffy poem!

6.45pm – It’s time to hear the official ‘Let’s Get Silly!’ theme song! Written and performed by Harry Baker and Chris Read

6:50pm – Closing the Launch Party with a bedtime story, actor Charlie Condou (Holby City, Coronation Street) reads This is Gus from the official Summer Reading Challenge book collection

7pm – End

Head to to sign up to the Challenge!- and keep an eye on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page throughout the summer to catch even more fantastic videos from our wonderful ambassadors and book collection authors!

Need some great children’s books to read for the Summer Reading Challenge?
During the current situation while our libraries are closed, you can find lots of great reads from bestselling children’s authors available from our free E-book service:

All you need is a library card.

If need a library card you can join here:
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Holiday Activities
English / Reading / Phonics
In school we use Accelerated Reader which involves children completing quizzes when they finish reading a book to test their comprehension. If your child has access to Accelerated Reader books at home, they can visit the below link to complete the quizzes.
Read, Write, Inc Phonics will be releasing daily lessons and films to help your child continue with their Phonics lessons. These can be accessed via the links below.
Please sign up to Oxford Owl, for free phonics resources such as ebooks and practice sheets. Ask your child which book colour they are on and enjoy sharing stories matched to their phonics level.
Another website which focuses on phonics and reading with a little bit of Maths can be found below This is suitable for Reception/Year 1/Year 2 children.
 A website to access free books can be found below:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone free on Audible:
Joe Wicks will be starting every day at 9am with his fitness PE lessons that all children can participate in for a healthy and active start to their day. These videos can be accessed by the following link:
Please see further links below that will take you to other videos that your children can use to remain active:

 JU:MP needs you!!

Can you support JU:MP@home by sending in:

- a video of a child doing an activity that they've made up/they can demonstrate
- it mustn't be of one that's already been done (see
- the video should be around 45 seconds long
- instructions on how to play the activity from the video should be clear in the video - either the adult or child saying them as they go along
- no specialist equipment should be used
- it must be filmed inside
- you need to introduce yourselves at the beginning - 'Hello my name is xx I would love it if you could join me in a game of xxx'
- you need to close with 'thanks for watching!'
Below are a number of links to give you an idea of things that your child can be doing to engage them in some fun Science learning.
The below links are from the Science Museum:
In School we use Charanga - a great resource for exploring new music and learning to sing. With an exciting new platform called 'Yumu', you are now able to do this from home! Log in as a student using one of the login details below. Each year group have been 'assigned' a unit/song, once you click on it, you will be given a break-down of how to use it. Once you get going, you'll find it very easy to use and may even want to join in with your children as they learn their new song. Enjoy!
Log in as a student
EYFS: Username: EYFSstudent   Password: EYFSstudent 
Year 1: Username: Year1student    Password: Year1student
Year 2: Username: Year2student    Password: Year2student
Year 3: Username: Year3student    Password: Year3student
Year 4: Username: Year4student    Password: Year4student
Year 5: Username: Year5student    Password: Year5student
Year 6: Username: Year6student    Password: Year6student
Below is another link where you can access further online music resources.
Please see details for a number of free daily resources that you can use to aid your child's home learning:

PE with Joe Wicks on Youtube every weekday at 9am.

Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook everyday at 9.30am for answering all your wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration questions.

Science with Maddie Moate on Youtube every week day at 11am.

Dance with Oti Mabuse on Facebook everyday at 11.30am.

Maths with Carol Voderman on her website

Music with Myleene Klass on Youtube twice a week - the next one being on Friday at 10am.

Storytime with David Walliams everyday at 11am on his website,
Early Years
Below is a link to some Early Years resources from the Specialist TeachingTeam:
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