Weymouth Primary School

Literacy Online Resources 


Literacy Online - Instructional Series

To support with some of the readers that were in the Ministry of Education learning pack, you can click on the Literacy Online website
If you type in the title of the book you were given hopefully it will come up, and you can listen to the audio of the book. Super helpful if books are too difficult for your tamaiti/tamariki or Mum/Dad need to get work or things done!

Reading Coloured Word Lists.pdf

Here is a list of words that you can practice reading with your child/ren.  The colours relate to reading levels and are the words that you would frequently find in these levelled books.

Magenta - Level 1/2   Red - Level 3-5    Yellow - Level 6-8.   Blue - Level 9-11.   Green - Level 12-14.    Orange - Level 15, 16.    Turquoise - Level 17, 18.    Purple - Level 19, 20.    Gold - Level 21, 22.    

Duffy Books In Homes - Parent Resources

Keep your Duffy Kids engaged during Lockdown.  Check out the Duffy Kids Reading Challenge for April!

BBC Bitesize - KS1 

Fun activities to help children aged 5 to 7 learn more about Literacy.

BBC Bitesize - KS2

 Fun activities to help children aged 7 to 11 learn more about Literacy.

Children's Storybooks Online

Illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages 

ICT Games 

Games that target younger children.


Teaches children to read with phonics.

Roy the Zebra

Interactive reading games are ideal for developing the reading skills of your child. The games are listed by word level and sentence level activities. To find a game quickly, use the 'quick game finder'.

Storyline Online

The site records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.

Story Starters

This site can be used to give children ideas for their writing.

National Geographic - Together At Home

Every day of this lock-down New Zealand Geographic will send a story or a video that can be shared among your family. The first one is below, and with it some talking points to fill our days at home together. If you’re a grandparent or a Kiwi overseas, you can participate too, and join your family discussion over phone or video conferencing.

Unite for Literacy

Online books to read by children or with an adult.