ReadingWise offers


Zip is a simple, effective supplementary adaptive phonics  resource for ages 5-7 designed to support existing phonics programmes.  It is an adaptive learning system. Its alogorithm knows when a child has mastered content, and progresses them to the next phase and set as appropriate. Zip has a Scottish voice option, an English voice option and an Australian voice option. Schools and children using Zip are very positive about it indeed. You can learn more about Zip here.

ReadingWise  would like to offer Zip to all children in your school  free from now until the coronavirus challenge is over. We don’t know when that will be. For now, they  are saying from now until the end of April. If schools remain closed after that, then they  will continue to support you with Zip at no cost until you return to school.

Learners’ Library: comprehension resources for ages 6 – 13

The Learners’ Library covers comprehension. It includes a range of texts from the classics to Roald Dahl. You can learn more about it here.


Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust to engage learners while schools are closed.

Click here to access the materials.

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#UnitedByBooks: Leading children’s reading organisations, authors and illustrators come together to support families at home


Today , 23rd. March, will see the launch of #UnitedByBooks, a social platform to share children’s reading tips, activities and content to support the millions of families around the UK who will be spending more time at home following the Covid-19 outbreak. #buildingareadingculture

Click here to find out what’s on offer!

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Resources for professional learning 1

Tom Sherrington is a former Headteacher whose  book ” The Learning Rainforest: great teaching in real classrooms”  explores how education can transform lives, even in the most challenging settings.

Listed here are resources that he has  provided free for practitioners to use during school closures.

Great advice for setting tasks and keeping in touch with learners during an extended  period of e-learning  

Learning and teaching research summaries: a collection for easy access

Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction:workshops and masterclasses via  video

Professional learning : blog links

Deeper learning for all: five things to do more of

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Working on Nat 5/Higher past papers at home? Use this trick to add your answers and annotations

Copy the barcode on the front of the paper & paste it into a Google search. Click on the result “Subject Spell check on”. This will let you type in your answer directly on the past paper. You can then save  your work  to be assessed later or  email it to your teacher .

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