St Brigid's RC Primary School

Literacy - home learning

Talk for writing

Talk for Writing Home-school booklets for Reception to Year 6.  

Young Writer Story Starters Click on this link to get ideas and worksheets to support writing for children aged 5-8.



Key Stage 2 Creative Writing Projects 

The projects cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry and you can download a pdf for each project.

Literacy Counts

LiteracyCounts have put together materials to support parents and teachers to continue learning at home. They are committed to supporting and helping you at home.  Also look out for weekly emails and support documents with some exciting activities to support your children from Reception all the way through to Year 6.


TES Home Learning Packs 

These packs include literacy and maths.  With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.  These home learning books are for the early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


BBC iplayer 

BBC iplayer has some children's books that have been made into films.   

For the early years and Year 1 -

Zog by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo's child by Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The Stickman by Julia Donaldson

The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson 

Watch the films and follow up with some literacy activities 

  • Draw and label the characters 
  • Choose a character and write a description 
  • Write a sentence (or more) about the film
  • Make up your own character for one of the stories 
  • Watch the gruffalo and write a list of your favourite food 
  • Watch Zog - draw and label a dragon


For Year 2 and above -

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

Mr Stink by David Walliams 

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

The boy in the dress by David Walliams 

Watch the films and follow up with some literacy activities 

  • Write a character description using extended noun phrases, present tense vocabulary and include an exclamation mark. 
  • Choosing one of the characters, create a weekly diary entry using past tense vocabulary.  Think about using a variety of sentence openers and frontal adverbials. 
  • Write a biography based on the author 
  • Write a film review 
  • Choose a character and write a list of questions that you would ask them in an interview
  • Choose 2 characters in the story and write about the similarities and differences between them.
  • Compare 2 films: write about the similarities and differences
  • Create your own story by innovating on the film: change a character, change the setting and change an event