St Brigid's RC Primary School

Reading - home learning

Kids's Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Key Stage 2: Free children's classic books to download or listen to

These books include Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, The railway children, Peter Pan and Black Beauty. 

Free eBook library with Oxford Owl

This free resource will do much to support your child's reading at home.  This free resource has books at lilac level (for non-readers) to the end of Key Stage 2.  If you are unsure what book band your child should be reading at, please leave a message on the school answer machine and a member of the team will get back to you. 

All the eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or log in.   Please note, the eBooks are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet.


Manchester Libraries- Borrow Box

Download eBooks and audio books for free. If you don't have a Manchester Libraries library card don't worry you can register for free here.

Scholastic reading 


Year 1 phonics



Reading with Renaissance

To help keep the nation’s students reading during school closure due to COVID-19, Renaissance has made over 7,000 enhanced digital books from myON and daily articles from myON News freely available to all schools. In this webinar, Lucy will showcase ways in which these books and articles can be accessed, together with additional features available from premium myON, such as Accelerated Reader quizzing.


Reading with the BBC




Carries War on bbc audio book


Many animated stories

When you go on the website you can click the play icon to play each video (which can be viewed full-screen) or access the links below to each of the relevant series' pages, where accompanying resources can be found.  The following list of animated stories can be found on the website - 

English KS1: Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman

English KS1: Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock

English KS1: Tiddalik the frog

English KS1: Jack and the Beanstalk

English KS1: Little Red Riding Hood

English KS2: Viking Sagas

English KS2: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

English KS2: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

English KS2: Macbeth

English KS2: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

English KS2: The Tempest