Early years and key stage 1 English resources

Find teaching resources, activities and games for your early years or key stage 1 class. These worksheets, templates and ideas are designed for reception, year 1 and year 2 children. 
Writing - transcription

Cover spelling and handwriting topics including:

  • alphabet
  • homeophones
  • spellings
  • word groups.
Writing - composition

Build fiction and non-fiction writing skills, including:

  • characters
  • instructions
  • poems
  • traditional stories.
Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar

Introduce SPaG concepts including:

  • basic punctuation
  • simple sentences
  • verb tenses
  • word classes.
Reading - word level

Decode words and build up recognition. Resources include:

  • phonics
  • word classes
  • high frequency words.
Reading - comprehension

Our activities and worksheets cover:

  • dictionary work
  • information retrieval
  • inference and deduction.
Spoken language

Use our activities and exercises to develop spoken language skills. Resources include:

  • class debates
  • role plays
  • conversation starters.
Alphabet (8)
Basic punctuation (26)
Books by Beatrix Potter (6)
Books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (4)
Books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (4)
Books by Martin Waddell (2)
Books by Oliver Jeffers (5)
Books by Roald Dahl (21)  New resource!
Character description (23)
Complex sentences (65)
Conjunctions and connectives (11)
Contractions (3)
Debate (5)
Diaries (11)
The Diary of Dennis the Menace by Steven Butler (1)
Dictionary work (8)  New resource!
Different genres – mystery, ghost, fantasy (9)
Drama and role play (17)
Features of writing (14)  New resource!
General (9)  New resource!
Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne (2)
Handwriting (2)
High frequency/irregular words (25)
Homophones (10)
Inference and deduction (66)
Information retrieval – narrative (34)
Information retrieval – non-fiction (24)  New resource!
Instructions (24)
Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter (1)
The Large Family by Jill Murphy (1)
Letter writing (15)
Mog Stories by Judith Kerr (1)
Myths and legends (4)
Newspapers (20)
Non-chronological reports (44)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 2 stories (6)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 3 stories (4)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 4 Floppy's Phonics (7)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 4 stories (5)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 Floppy's Phonics (5)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 stories (6)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 6 stories (12)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 7 stories (11)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 8 stories (12)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 9 stories (12)
Phonics (93)
Poem based resources (20)  New resource!
Poems on a theme (32)
Poetry - creating images (9)
Poetry - exploring form (20)  New resource!
Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming (26)
Prefixes and suffixes (11)
Presentations (6)
Recounts (8)
Settings (6)
Simple sentences (52)
Spelling for beginners (59)
Spelling for older learners (57)
Stories with familiar settings (5)
Structuring plots and planning (33)
Syllables (1)
Synonyms and antonyms (12)
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher (1)
Traditional stories (28)
Verb tenses (11)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (1)
Whiff by Ian Whybrow (1)
Word classes (32)  New resource!
Word classes (3)
Word groups (18)
Works by Shakespeare (5)

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