Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England.

The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun and enjoyment as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

To find out how to get your class involved in the Summer Reading Challenge head over to the School Zone of the website, and to get parents involved in helping their children to read this summer, point them to the Home Zone and for supporting videos with well-known people talking about books and reading take a look at the Reading Agency's YouTube channel.

Below you'll find resources from both the Summer Reading Challenge and BBC Teach to use with your students.

Download Summer Reading Challenge resources

Summer Reading Challenge Teacher Toolkit
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Silly Squad School Assembly PowerPoint
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Raising readers
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Reading with BBC Teach

Explore our resources to introduce your children to some well-loved, classic stories and promote a lifelong love of reading.

Bringing Books to Life 1
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Bringing Books to Life 2
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Roald Dahl - Extracts
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Audio stories

Carrie's War
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The Wind in the Willows
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War Horse
Private Peaceful
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Friend or Foe
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The Machine Gunners
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KS1 animations

Little Red Riding Hood
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Jack and the Beanstalk
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Tiddalik the Frog
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Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
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Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman
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KS2 animations

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Tempest
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Tales From Around The World
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