Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in English lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 1 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at 1st Level in Scotland.
Super Movers KS1 English Collection
Song and movement routines covering Grammar Rules, Prefixes and Suffixes, the Alphabet and more!
Bringing Books to Life 1
An adventure into the world of children’s literature as celebrity presenters share what they love about their favourite books.
Tales From Around The World
A series of short animated films based on folktales from around the world.
Little Red Riding Hood
The story of Little Red Riding Hood told over the course of seven fun video clips.
Understanding Poetry with Joseph Coelho
A series of short films for primary schools with poet Joseph Coelho, in which he explains how poetry is relatable, fun, and achievable, and can open up new ways of understanding and expressing your own emotions.
A collection of poems to explore with your class. Together you can read, discuss and appreciate the poems, and maybe even learn some by heart to perform as individuals or as a class.
The Facts About Non-Fiction
With the help of some well-known faces, these short films for primary schools are designed to help pupils make their non-fiction writing the best it can be.
Traditional Tales - Lakshmi and the Clever Washerwoman
The traditional Hindu tale is told in two animated episodes for KS1.
Traditional Tales - Tiddalik the Frog
The traditional Aborigine tale is told in two animated episodes for KS1.
Full versions of animated series for English KS1/KS2
Full versions (all episodes combined) of a selection of our animated series - this may be useful for parents/carers working with children at home.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 1 for 5-7 year-olds
Rhys Stephenson and Mr Smith explore the book Simon Sock by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra and learn about using capital letters, discuss what makes a good friend and write about their own hobbies.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 2 for 5-7 year-olds
Using poems from Michael Rosen’s A Great Big Cuddle collection, Rhys and Mr Smith study rhyming, adjectives and nouns. Your pupils can try creating a character and writing some verses about them, and will learn about rhyming structure.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 4 for 5-7 year-olds
Rhys Stephenson and Mr Smith read Unplugged by Steve Antony. They investigate prefixes, explore what it means to be a good friend using adjectives, and create characters. There's even a draw-along with writer and illustrator Steve Antony!
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 5 for 5-7 year-olds
This animal-themed English lesson sees Rebecca Keatley and Mr Smith read through a biography of Jane Goodall. They explore Goodall’s life as an anthropologist and learn about adjectives, verbs and adverbs.
Watch again: 500 Words 2020 - Live Lesson
Watch our very special Live Lesson for the 10th year of the 500 Words story writing competition.
Watch again: 500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson
Join 500 Words judges Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce for an inspirational literacy lesson for pupils aged 5-13.