Below are free primary literacy teaching resources for teachers in UK schools at KS1 and KS2 level to help you save time spent on lesson planning. Primary school English teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own literacy lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.
Key Stage 1
Look, Say, Cover, Type and Check or LSCTC Spelling Tests from Crickweb. LSCTC is a fun, interactive way for kids to practise spellings with flash cards.
The Consonant Spelling Game ‘Cluster Buster’ is another fun game that kids can use to practise consonants. Resources like this can help pupils to improve their English language skills without noticing!
The PBS Kids site has a Blending Words Game that asks kids to choose letters and mix them together to make words.
Key Stage 2
SpellAnywhere offers online spelling tests that can be integrated into school websites. They can be used as additional materials for teachers or by pupils for independent learning.
Learn about plurals on the BBC Skillswise section for literacy.
Quia has a section for compound words – ie words that are made up of two or more words.
Improve your basic grammar skills by learning about nouns and verbs on the Grammar Gorillas section of Fun Brain.
Webanywhere custom resources
Suitable for all ages, Webanywhere’s Blog app is available as part of the Schooljotter suite – promote social networking and literacy skills in a safe, secure online environment. You can sign up for a free trial of the software to use with your class at www.schooljotter.com.
We hope you find these free teaching resources for English teachers very useful for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 literacy lesson plans.