Year Groups

Royal Harbour Reads... Recommended resources for students and family

right bookHello to all our Royal Harbour students and their families, we have put together lots of links to online resources which are fun and free. Would you like to make your own comic book? Maybe see what Anne Frank would have said if she'd made a video diary?

There are also links to resources for younger siblings with fun games and access to free phonics books to practice reading skills! If you know of any brilliant resources we need to add, please email Miss Luckhurst.

Let us know which resources are your favourite too - any feedback is greatly appreciated.


Resources for Little People


Watch and Listen

Have a younger brother or sister at home? Here are some great reading and literacy themed resources to use during lockdown.

A selection of varied and entertaining poetry resources for all ages.

Sit back relax and enjoy being read to.

Cressida Cowell - YouTube – fun with the author of How To Train Your Dragon

Storyteller videos - Oxford Owl - some great videos to entertain children in Reception, Y1 and Y2

The Book of Hopes - National Literacy Trust

Stories for kids online and fun games to play - BookTrust – videos and games for younger readers

Free eBook library – practise reading with phonics eBooks | Oxford Owl

The Golden Beano - Free Beano Comic on

Poet Videos, Poetryline (

Poetry By Heart

Poetry Foundation

Children's Poetry Archive - Listen to the world's best children's poetry read out loud.

Kids’ Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen - YouTube - also great for younger readers too!

Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids - – super site offering lots of different books for a range of ages, all for free!

The Graveyard Book: Chapter 1 | Read by Neil Gaiman - YouTube - Follow this link to listen to Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book. You can listen to the whole book here

Lockdown in Lockdown!! The Escape From Furnace: Lockdown Read-Through, The Christmas Special! - YouTube – listen to the author read

Anne Frank House - YouTube – if Anne Frank had a video camera.

All Things Books

The websites below contain a range of activities and things to do

Words for Life - National Literacy Trust – excellent website with advice for parents and resources for all ages

Wizarding World – for Harry Potter fans of all ages

Chicken House Books - The Schools' Hub – great website for KS2 and KS3

How to Join In - Our Corona Diary – a project recording the voice of young people during the pandemic.

The Book of Hopes - National Literacy Trust

Libraries from home - Libraries Connected – supports early literacy and creative thinking

Penguin Classics Cover Generator ( – create your own book cover

Free Comics - Comics by comiXology – free ebooks downloads – you need to use an email/AMAZON account to sign up then download free comics

Penguin Perspectives – KS3 and KS4 20 essays written by famous authors responding to the COVID19 outbreak

Have some fun - BookTrust

Children's Book Reviews - Toppsta – write and submit a book review, lots of book themed resources and ideas

BBC Radio 4 Extra - The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

Which year group?

Lower School YEARS 7 - 8
Upper School YEARS 9 - 11
Sixth Form YEARS 12- 13


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