Home Learning Resources

Have a wonderful summer of reading

We have collected some links and resources to help you enjoy a great summer of reading. Enjoy!

Summer Reading Challenge

This is a great way to keep reading over the summer holidays. You can sign up to join “The Silly Squad” and enter your books that you have read on the reading challenge website: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ . If you bring a list of the books that you have read into school in September then everyone who completes the challenge will receive a certificate and a medal. You will also be entered into a draw with a prize for each key stage. You can open the file called Summer Reading Challenge and use the form to record your books or you can just write them on a piece of paper.  The challenge is to read 6 books over the holiday but you can push yourself to read more (just use an extra sheet to write them down if you are using the form).

Summer Reading Challenge form

Borrowing books

Click on the link to Southwark Libraries for up to date information on their plans for a limited re-opening. You will also find information about borrowing e-books and audio books. https://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries

Buying books

We highly recommend Tales on Moon Lane in Herne Hill. They are able to give excellent advice on books that you would enjoy. Please check their website before visiting as their opening hours are limited. If you are not able to go there they are offering a delivery service for orders over £10. They ask that you contact them by email at info@talesonmoonlane.co.uk if possible. They will give a 10% discount to anyone from John Ruskin so make sure you tell them where you go to school!


For really affordable new books you could try looking in your local pound shop. Also, have a look at this website  https://www.theworks.co.uk/. There is a limited choice but they have some good books.

For second hand books try www.amazon.co.uk. Search for the book you want and then click on the option to view used books.

Dolly Parton’s imagination Library

If you have a child in your family who was born after 1st January 2016 you can sign up to receive free books until they turn 5. Register here: https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/. If you have any problems registering you should contact: llilley@dulwichwood.southwark.sch.uk.

Reading with family

Watch the video below to find out how one of our teachers and her family have been using reading as a way to keep in touch with each other. We hope you will give this a try with your own family. Watch the video with an adult, if you can, so that they can help you organise things. 

Reading with your family video

Tales from your teachers

Some of your teachers have made videos of themselves reading some brilliant books for you to enjoy. Watch them here:

Good Reads with your teachers

Rebekah goes underwater!

Summer holiday activities

Here are some links for activities and things you could do with your family over the summer holidays: Summer holiday activity links.

Please click on the following link for details of Lambeth and Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun activities:

Summer of Food and Fun

Using our Home Learning page

We will no longer be providing weekly activity plans and resources for each year group. However, as always, we are encouraging all children to continue to read daily and for you to discuss the books they have been reading. Currently there is free access to a wide range of books online on Audible – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen and also Oxford Owl – https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk

Please look at the ‘Reading with your child advice’ on our Homework Support page for help with how to support your child reading at home.

If your child has SEND please click on our SEND page and then go to the home learning section where you will find updates and the latest newsletters from the autism support team.

You can also find links to a range of other useful resources on our Homework Support page.

Virtual Home Learning Platform
Pupil Development Centre

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