English speaking and listening programmes which target the National Curriculum (and also the new Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland) as well as the objectives of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS) framework. Teachers' notes are also available.
A collection of nursery songs from the Early Learning series Listen and Play and Playtime, both of which are currently available on iplayer and as podcasts. An ideal resource to support a range of Early Years skills, whether used in a nursery environment or at home.
Hang out with the Happy Gang and improve your English language skills. This site links to the Scottish curriculum and fulfils attainment targets in ES, English Language and ICT. This is also relevant to KS1 National Literacy Strategy.
Please note this link will take you to the Education Scotland section of bbc.co.uk. Use the back button to return to this page.
Ahoy there, me hearties! Salty Sam and Colin the Clam are on board to help with learning phonics. This site can be used as part of the literacy hour for years 1, 2 and 3 with interactive games suitable for whole class work using an interactive whiteboard.