Sibling resources

A little something to help keep older siblings busy

We understand that many of the children who attend our nurseries also have older siblings whose schools have closed. We are sure that many of them will enjoy spending a little extra time with their younger siblings doing all of the craft, outdoor and baking activities that we have suggested! But just in case they wanted to do something else, we have put together a few suggestions that might help to keep them busy too.


5 - 11 years

Our top recommended reading list

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl

Reading harnesses many positive benefits, no matter your age!

Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than you would think – reading strengthens brain connections and even builds new connections.

Reading will not only improve children’s vocabulary and language skills, but it will also help with their concentration, imagination and teaching of the world in which they live.

And of course, reading is fun. So let all your children, nursery age and beyond, get lost in the magical world of books!

Our ‘Top recommended books’ for 5 – 11 year olds

Click the relevant age group below to download a huge list of recommended reading books. The lists are quite extensive, so take a good look through and choose your top 3 books to start with.

We will be very impressed if anyone manages to read through the whole list.

Year 1 (5-6 years old)

Year 2 (6-7 years old)

Year 3 (7-8 years old)

Year 4 (8-9 years old)

Year 5 (9-10 years old)

Year 6 (10-11 years old)

What are you favourite books to read to your 5-11 year olds? Send us your suggestions!

Elevensies, with David Walliams

Each day, David Walliams will read a book aloud and provide the audio book online for you and your little one to listen to.

To access the daily audio book, click below:

The World of David Walliams

5 - 11 years

A few extra ideas

“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

Virtual tours

  • Explore world museums, educational sites and galleries virtually with your children

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Live zoo webcams

  • Explore zoos across the world  virtually via live webcams with your children

Watch now

Key stage 1 and 2

  • Carol Vorderman teaches maths

Watch here

  • Core subject activities

Explore here

  • Additional subject activities

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Key stage 1

  • Downloadable activity book

Download here

  • A range of activities by 17 subject areas

Discover the activities

Key stage 2

  • Downloadable activity book

Download here

  • A range of activities by 19 subject areas

Discover the activities

Have some more suggestions for 5-11 year olds? Send them to us!

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