Search for Mr Thorne does phonics (YouTube) for support with phonics in Foundation and Year 1. Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe help with segmenting for spelling and reading!
Guidance from the Book Trust on how to read with your child
Choosing appropriate reading material for your child
Love Reading for Kids – A fantastic website that has recommended reading lists for children and young people from babies to young adults. If you sign up to the website, you can download extracts from the beginning of the books so your child can try reading the book before you get a copy.
The schools version of the website allows parents to register in order to receive recommended reading lists which relate to the year group your child is in.
National Book Trust’s recommended books for 2015
National Book Trust 100 best books – recommended reading lists for different age groups
9-11 year olds http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/booklists/243/
12-14 year olds http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/teenagers/booklists/244/
The Carnegie Medal shortlist – A list of books shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. The books here have a suggested age range which would be suitable for upper Key Stage 2.
Exeter Central Library information and opening times