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Home Learning Activities for Children Aged 8-11

Support learning and keep children entertained at home with these fun book-based activities and teaching resources.


A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help

By Neal Layton

Themes: Environment, plastic, energy, pollution, creative writing, reading, suitable for years 1-6

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Download activity sheets

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Awesomely Austen

By Katherine Woodfine, Katy Birchall, Narinder Dhami

Themes: Jane Austen, history, reading, famous literature, suitable for years 4-6

Download your Awesomely Austen A3 book poster

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Bombs and Blackberries

By Julia Donaldson

Themes: World War Two, D-Day, plays, performance, drama, suitable for years 3-6

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Hello Lighthouse

By Sophie Blackall

Themes: picture book, changes, passing of time, suitable for years 1-3

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Nevermoor and Wundersmith

By Jessica Townsend

Themes: fantasy, adventure, magic, suitable for years 4-6

Download the Teaching Notes for Nevermoor and Wundersmith

Download the Nevermoor Teaching Notes

Download the Wundersmith Teaching Notes

Download a poster

Take the Nevermoor reader quiz

Take the Nevermoor Wundrous Society Entrance Exam

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The Star Outside My Window

By Onjali Rauf

Themes: healthy Relationships, fostering and Adoption, coping with loss, hope, suitable for years 5-6

Download The Star Outside my Window resources

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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstars Catastrophe

By Dermot O’Leary

Themes: cats, superheroes, comic strip stories, suitable for years 2-4

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