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Merley First School


Useful Websites for Reception Children

Here are some links to websites to support your child's learning at home. Attached below is a document with details of more websites that can be used and information about which year group they best support. 


Bug Club

Bug club has access to ebooks which are of the relevant reading level for your child. They should have a copy of their login details including the school code which is kmsq. 


Phonics Play

Phonics play has activities that support the blending and reading of words. 



Using Topmarks you can search for activities to support early number skills and reading as well as other fun activities. 



BBC School Radio has links to many songs including nursery rhymes and songs to reinforce learning (for example counting). 



Crickweb has activities that support simple number recognition and initial sounds in words.


Daily Workout with Joe Wicks 

Joe Wicks is offering a workout on his youtube channel everyday at 9am for 30 minutes. These activities have been specifically designed for children. Please be mindful that youtube has links to other videos and adverts that may not be appropriate. 


Phonics Tracker
Phonics tracker has lots of games which link to phonics learning and you can select the appropriate sounds.



Audible has released a number of audiobooks for free. You can access them via this link 


Big Cat Library

Collins Connect are offering their Big Cat library of online books for free during school closures. Included are read aloud versions and interactive comprehension questions following their Big Cat Scheme.

Go to

Click on the Teacher portal and enter


Password  Parents20!

And click  Login


Open the Book Live! 

In the normal assembly slot on Wednesday at 10:10 the team at the lantern church will be sharing a story live on the lantern families facebook page. Please follow this link if you would like to hear this week's story of Zacchaeus.


Elevenses With The World of David Walliams

Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!