Addington School

Home Learning - Communication and Literacy


Please click here to read the April 2020 newsletter from Wokingham libraries, giving links to online books, newspapers and services.


Free Digital book about the Coronavirus - A free digital book for children has been released which explains about the Coronavirus and is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.  Please click here for further information.


COVID-19 Time Capsule - some students may enjoy completing this activity 


Please click the folders on this page for communication boards, social stories and other visual supports.  

If you need help with resources/social stories to support your children email us at helpline@addington.wokingham.sch.uk and we will do our best to help


Wigit online are offering free access to their software for 30 days -  you can then access lots of ready made resources and create your own symbol resources - Click here to go to their website and Use Code: WIDGIT30 





Please click here to download MyHome a resource giving Makaton signs and symbols from around the home, together with suggestions for games and activities.  Please click here to read a story about "my school is closed" in Makaton signs and symbols.


The Gruffalo website has some videos of songs where Julia Donaldson signs in Makaton.


Educational Apps for Parents


Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home, a panel of experts has approved 6 with a focus on early literacy, language and communication.  

The 6 apps - published on the Hungry Little Minds website – are part of the government’s drive to help parents make informed decisions about the use of technology in creating positive learning environments at home  and are also recommended by the Department of Education. (These games are suitable for many of our children. Please ignore the age bands).


Audio books


Audible Stories are currently offering free access to audio books, while the schools are closed.


Storyline Stories - videos of books being read for children 


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 Phonics worksheets all phases
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 reading websites
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 Literacy help guides for parents
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Literacy Resources


Pencil control

Writing practice