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The summer holidays are nearly here but remember to keep reading - make it a routine to read at least 5 times a week for 10-20 minutes. Keep a diary if it helps or upload your books to the Reading Cloud website. You can use this to keep in touch with your friends, recommend or reserve books, or write a blog or a review.
Get Silly! - Summer Reading Challenge
From now through to September. "The website has loads of fun stuff!"
Sign up to the easy-to-use website and create your own profile
Set your own challenge to read any amount of books during the summer, anything that makes you happy – whether it be comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction; in digital or print format; from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home.
Each time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review. Get rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos.. 1,041,547 books have been read so far!
Encourage your family to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. With new content to enjoy each week throughout the summer weeks
You will receive a downloadable certificate once you’ve completed the challenge to show off when you get back to school!
IF YOU NEED A LIBRARY CARD, YOU CAN GET A FREE 'BORROWBOX' CARD FROM CORNWALL LIBRARY.
**EMAIL MRS TOUT OR SEE INFORMATION BELOW**
Watch this space for a challenge or a quiz, or send in your own to test your friends.
Design challenge: can you design a cushion for the library?
It could be an animal, a book character or a simple pattern, like a rainbow.
The winning entry will get a prize
and the cushion will be made and put in the library.
Emails have now been sent giving you log in information to access school library pages online.
Use Junior Librarian URL https://u001999.microlibrarian.net to check your books, search for books or do a review. When we get to school after the summer you can still use this and even reserve books that you want to borrow.
Go to Reading Cloud URL https://readingcloud.net to personalise your library page and find out what you can do. We have reviews coming in - THANKS TO MILES, SOPHIE AND MYLOR!
Get quizzing - Accelerated Reader
Use this link: https://ukhosted109.renlearn.co.uk/1894032/
Quiz if you can and, remember, this does include books being read to you. If you forget your login just email Mrs Tout or your class teacher. Please include any quizzing in your weekly email to your teacher.
TRY THIS - log in to AR and click on the icon called 'AR Articles'? There are hundreds of short articles which you can quiz on. They range from Book Level 4 upwards.
Visit the MyOn website https://readon.myon.co.uk Click on 'Start Reading' to access thousands of e-books. Search by category or subject. There is also a 'NEWS' tab on the home page where you can access 5 daily news articles written by authors from around the world. You can also look back at saved articles, click on the links and check out the short quizzes on each article.
If you have tried the website, we would really appreciate some feedback. What did you think?
Remember, you can always check if a book has a quiz at www.arbookfind.co.uk
Not only do we have links to the weekly additions but also you can go to https://live.firstnews.co.uk.
Do you love Cressida Cowell? Become an author. Each week First News readers are invited to write the next part of Cressida's story - printing it on the website!
Enjoy short stories?
Further links - We will regularly add links. Take a look and see what you think.
Free downloads relevant to our current situation:
https://www.storytimemagazine.com/subscription/halfprice/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0qz46djn6AIV2YBQBh009wJmEAAYASAAEgK5mvD_BwE half price subscription and free downloads
https://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/ first 4 issues for £1
Recommendations and reviews:
https://www.shedofbooks.com/ book recommendations
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ book recommendations
Activities and resources:
Information for Parents/Carers
You have been doing a fantastic job educating your children at home but, with the summer holidays approaching, it is important to keep up the reading:
> Read aloud
> Try and find time to read yourself
> Listen to audiobooks or storytime websites. (see below)
> Encourage any reading: e-reading apps, online articles, magazines, comics or manga, gaming books, recipes, instructions, shopping lists...
There are so many useful links and you can also find pages on Facebook such as Scholastic and The Summer Reading Challenge from the Reading Agency.
The following websites have been recommended for younger children:
Oxford owl e-books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Click ‘Oxford Owl for Home’ then ‘Free e-books for ages 3-11’. Browse the books by clicking ‘level’ and then choosing the ‘book band’ drop down menu which gives the colours we use in school.
Collins Connect: https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx
If you click on the ‘Teacher’ sign in icon and log in with the following details, you will be able to access more e-books for free.
Access to Cornwall Libraries
Families who have a Cornwall Library card can continue to access reading material by downloading the BorrowBox app (for free) and registering using their library card number (to gain access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks). RBDigital is also available (for free) by registering in the same way (to access a range of eComics, including Marvel and Disney). Visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/library.