23.3.20- Collins Big Cat ebooks for Parents

Dear Parents,

In December, we purchased a new reading scheme- Collins Big Cat. Harper Collins have now made these available as interactive ebooks to all parents, free of charge. This is a fantastic resource that will be of use to all of your children. If you are unsure what colour band your child is currently reading, please check the back of their reading book, or the coloured band/square at the top left hand corner of the front cover. If your child is ‘self-selecting’ their reading book, and these no longer have coloured bands on them, please select books above the purple band (Gold, White or Lime) as these books will still interest and challenge them.

To access this fantastic resource, go to https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on the Teacher portal and enter:

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

And click Login.

Please note, that we will reassess the children when we come back together as a class so please understand that we are making this resource available to you as a tool to give your children access to free reading material and not as an assessment tool. Reading is far deeper than just saying the words out loud, but involves processing the sentences, understanding the text and adding expression, intonation and fluency. There is no need to rush through books- take your time, ask questions, ponder over the pictures, ask the children what they have enjoyed about the story, what they might do if they are the main character etc. They are interactive, they children can click things in the pictures, click the words for help etc.

Enjoy!

Miss Muncey