Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in English lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.
Super Movers KS2 English Collection
KS2 English videos covering topics including, Conjunctions, Homophones, Misspelt Words and Noun Phrases.
A series of short films for primary schools exploring creativity in art and design and creative writing.
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.
Bringing Books to Life 2
More adventures into the world of children’s literature as celebrity presenters share what they love about their favourite books.
Roald Dahl - Extracts
Three short films featuring extracts from Roald Dahl texts read by Eniola Aluko, Bella Ramsey and Sir Michael Palin, designed to encourage pupils to think about storytelling and persuasive language in the most giganticus way!
A game show series presented by Gemma Hunt where two teams of Punctuation Pals play four quiz-based punctuation games.
This series of short films, with former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyangany, explores the rules of punctuation by challenging teams of six children to complete punctuation tasks.
Once Upon a Time
Six classic fairy tales are re-imagined and retold through dance, movement and animation, without dialogue and with specially composed music.
The Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf' is animated in three short video episodes, for pupils aged 9 - 11.
Robert Louis Stevenson's famous tale of pirates and treasure is told in ten video clips.
Why is a dose of Roald Dahl so good for my kids?
From Oompa-Loompas to Matilda and the BFG; Michael Rosen on why Roald Dahl’s remarkable literary inventions are so important for our kids.
Shakespeare in Shorts
Short animated films set to modern music, retelling six classic Shakespeare plays.
In these short documentaries for primary schools Newsround's Ricky and Leah Boleto go in search of William Shakespeare. They learn about his life, his world, his theatre, and some of his most famous plays.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Age 9 - 11+. Shakespeare's play of love, magic and mayhem is adapted across eight short video episodes.
BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource
This online resource provides schools, colleges and universities across the UK with access to hundreds of BBC television and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries about Shakespeare.
Watch again: World Book Day 2021 - Live Lesson
Whether you're at home or at school, join us for a very special Live Lesson for primary pupils to celebrate books and share a story. We're learning all about themes in stories and how to identify them, hearing about the stories you've been reading and some of your favourite themes, and meeting some of the incredible people that write about them.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 1 for 7-11 year-olds
Chris Johnson and Mrs Vee from Bitesize Daily explore the damage that plastic is causing to the environment and learn how to write a slogan, explore different styles and forms of writing, and create a poster about tackling plastic waste.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 3 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee explore the inspirational lives and contributions of black writers, musicians, activists and more. Together with guest readers Angelica Bell and David Lammy, they explain how language is used in songs and speeches to inspire us, demonstrate the importance of proof-reading, and challenge pupils to write about their dreams for a better world.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 4 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee go on a quest, exploring the world of Philip Pullman’s trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’. With interviews from cast members of the TV series, Ayshah and Mrs Vee take a look at the characters and magical themes in the books.
Watch again: Literacy Live Lesson 5 for 7-11 year-olds
Ayshah Tull and Mrs Vee look at the book Battle Bunny, learn how to edit text, and look at blackout poetry and graffiti along the way. Guest readings from the book's authors inspire pupils to develop their own characters and to use a range of words in their writing by thinking about synonyms and antonyms.
Watch again: Roald Dahl Day lesson - The Power of Words
Watch our celebration of Roald Dahl Story Day with this special interactive lesson for pupils aged 7 to 11.
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 2018 - Live Lesson
This interactive lesson is brimming with top story-telling tips for children aged 5-13.
Watch again: 500 Words 2017 - Live Lesson
An interactive lesson for 5-13-year-olds, celebrating the launch of BBC Radio 2's 500 Words story-writing competition.
Super Movers Literacy - Live Lesson
Get set, get active and get ready to learn some super literacy skills in this lesson for 9-12-year olds.
Watch again: Shakespeare: Unplugged - Live Lesson
In this interactive lesson for 9 to 11-year-olds pupils can learn about Shakespeare's language and characters with iconic scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth and Henry V.
More resources for KS2 English
The Wind in the Willows
Age 7 - 11. Bernard Cribbins reads Kenneth Grahame's classic story abridged in 10 episodes.
Age 9 - 11. Michael Morpurgo's moving story about brothers Tommo and Charlie in WW1.
Age 7 - 11. Some of today's leading children's poets introduce and read some of their works.
Age 9 - 11. Stories by leading children's writers inspired by plays by Shakespeare.