Find teaching resources, lesson plans and worksheets for KS1 and KS2 level English pupils. Scroll down to search resources by key stage.
Links go to both general educational websites and individual resources to be used for planning lessons or demonstrating to pupils. All resources are free, but you may need to sign up to the website to access some of them.
Key stage 1
Objectives and teaching activities to support KS1 English from the BBC.
The full collection of English KS1 teaching resources, lesson plans and learning ideas from TES.
A year 1 plan for the Autumn term that is easy to adapt for your own planning.
Key stages 1 and 2
Plenty of English resources and ideas from primaryresources.co.uk
English teaching resources from teachit.co.uk
A selection of online games and adventures to help pupils learn capital letters, punctuation and more.
A collection of starters and plenaries from TES members on their primary teaching forum.
Criteria for use with Big Writing, from levels 1 to 5.
Free interactive online phonics games for each of the phases. Also daily lesson plans based on letters and sounds.
A selection of quick fire activities (suitable for use in plenary or as 5 minute time fillers) to encourage children to think about Vocabulary, Connectives, Openings and Punctuation.
Lots of great ideas of how to help pupils to spell correctly and fun ways of making sure that their learning sticks.
Background information for teachers about common spelling patterns, useful strategies, including mnemonics, and spelling and phonic games
Key stage 2
Objectives and teaching activities to support KS2 English from the BBC.
A fun powerpoint game, where pupils have ten seconds to name as many items within a category as possible. Perfect for the last five minutes of the day.
The random name selector makes sure that every pupil has an equal chance of being selected – and no one can afford to switch off!
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