The Ant Club

The Ant Club is our free reading for pleasure programme for targeted primary schools.

The programme offers free resources designed to boost confidence and inspire a love of reading in Reception and Year 1 pupils.

Reception children in classroom

The high-quality classroom resources, take-home activities, and accompanying guidance supports teachers to engage pupils and their families with stories, rhymes and traditional tales. 

'The children love the resources because they are so colourful and they get to keep their own – they feel special.' Literacy Coordinator, Stockport

As well as the printed resources, additional BookTrust recommended reading lists are published online each term, suggesting even more great books to use in the classroom or at home 

'The resources are so flexible we’re able to fully integrate them into our teaching'  Deputy Head, Grimsby

Eligible schools will have been sent details of how to access the online guides and resources.

The Ant Club is in it's final year and the final set of resources have now been sent to schools. BookTrust supports Primary schools in a range of ways visit our Practitioners pages for more information.

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