Support with reading during lockdown
During any period of lockdown, we still encourage children to read at least as much as they would be expected to whilst schools are open. However, with reduced access to books, this may seem like a challenge.
However, there are a number of sources from which families can access a wide range of reading materials.
If you are a member of a West Sussex Library, they offer a 'select and collect' service, where you are able to reserve books online to pick up outside your selected library. Click below for the link to be able to do this.
You are able to join the library service online at the following link:
As you are probably aware, there are a variety of sources to purchase books - from Amazon to Tesco. Book collections can be better value for money, and are available from many different websites, such as The Works and Books2Door - but do shop around as prices can vary greatly.
As a school, we often purchase second hand books as these provide good value for money. There are many companies that provide this service, such as World of Books which is based in Worthing. They have provided a discount code for ten percent off orders if you wish to use it: WORLD10
During the previous lockdown, several companies opened up access to free eBooks from their scheme, or offer discounts for families that wish to purchase any. Please see below for links for companies that have repeated these offers.
Oxford Press produce many books that are used within school - including Read Write Inc texts and Oxford Reading Tree. Families will have to register to access these, which you can do at the link below:
West Sussex Library eBooks
Library members are also able to download free eBooks from West Sussex Library Service. Details can be found at the link below:
You will need to join the library service online to access these, at the following link:
National Literacy Trust: Virtual Library
The National Literacy Trust run a 'virtual' library, where they share an audiobook once a week. This can be accessed from the link below. The book changes weekly, with a new episode released daily.