Reception & KS1 spoken language resources

Quality spoken language materials including a lovely range of imaginative role play, story-telling and discussion activities to underpin your pupils' development of key reading and writing skills.

 


 
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Drama techniques display New!
Drama techniques explained including useful prompts to aid discussion.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 08/07/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play | Display | Behaviour management
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Teachit Primary tips: 10 drama methods
10 drama ideas to support learning in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 05/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Drama and role play
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Story openers
A set of story openers to use for writing prompts. Also includes  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 09/01/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Billy and the Minpins – Penguin schools resource
A set of six lesson plans and resources based on Roald Dahl's  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Spoken language | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl | Debate | Persuasive writing | Roald Dahl
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End of term activities
A range of inspiring ideas for end of term projects which can  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 24/07/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Photography | Study of an artist | Designing and making | Presentations
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Five tips for annual sporting events
A set of five tips for ideas to use with your class to mark sporting  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Sports | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Places around the world | Presentations | Olympics
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Eight tips for No Pens Wednesday
A set of tips for speaking and listening activities. Ideal for  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Languages | Debate | Drama and role play | Presentations
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Eight tips for National Storytelling Week
A set of handy tips for storytelling across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Drama and role play | Information retrieval – narrative | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Role play tips
Five tips to inspire role play in the classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Starting school | Spoken language | Published: 14/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Communication and language | Drama and role play | Understanding the world
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Story boxes - creating stories
This resource includes interactive ideas to help years 1 and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language | Writing composition | Published: 05/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Structuring plots and planning
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Five for Christmas
Five quick ideas to use with classes at Christmas. Download our  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 06/12/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Christmas
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Which letter will win?
A handwriting challenge for pairs of children; spin the spinner  … read more
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F | Spoken languagePublished: 17/11/2016 | 
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The Great Paper Caper - a class debate
A set of task cards for a debate around the guilt of Bear in  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language | Published: 26/09/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Oliver Jeffers
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Evaluating learning talk cards
For use at the end of lessons to help children to reflect on  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken languagePublished: 12/09/2016 | 
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Seasons conversation cards
A useful set of photographs and prompt questions about the seasons.  … read more
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F | Spoken languagePublished: 12/04/2016 | 
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Beatrix Potter: The search for a new apprentice - Penguin Schools resource
This teaching pack, with a design technology and drama focus,  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 30/03/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Designing and making | Books by Beatrix Potter | Drama and role play | Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter | Presentations | Beatrix Potter | Kitty in Boots
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Farm animal conversation cards
A handy set of photographs and prompt questions about farm animals.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Spoken languagePublished: 02/03/2016 | 
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Seaside holiday conversation cards
A handy set of photographs and prompt questions about British  … read more
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F | Spoken languagePublished: 17/02/2016 | 
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Cross curricular literacy – drama
A set of teaching ideas and tips looking at preparing for and  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 09/02/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Mask template
Create masks for characters from well known stories or maybe  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Starting school | Spoken language | Published: 06/11/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Expressive arts and design | Communication and language | Drama and role play | Literacy | Templates
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Let's pretend – going to the shops
A set of role-play ideas based around different shopping environments  … read more
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F Y1 | Starting school | Spoken language | Published: 03/04/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Communication and language | Drama and role play | Understanding the world
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The story of Nian – story response activities
A traditional Chinese New Year tale with comprehension activities  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 28/01/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Techniques | Drama and role play | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | New Year
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Let's pretend – make believe
A set of role play ideas based around different fantasy settings.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Starting school | Spoken language | Published: 11/01/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Communication and language | Drama and role play | Understanding the world and featured in our teaching pack(s) Castles project pack
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Let's pretend – let's play house
A set of role play ideas based around different scenarios set  … read more
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F | Starting school | Spoken language | Published: 29/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Communication and language | Drama and role play | Understanding the world
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Let's pretend - real life
A set of role play ideas based around different working environments.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Starting school | Spoken language | Published: 23/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Communication and language | Drama and role play | Understanding the world
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The monkeys and the banana
This fun activity from A&C Black's 'Developings' series is based  … read more
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Y2 | Spoken language | Published: 22/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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The Emperor's New Clothes
Tell the story of 'The Emperor’s New Clothes' up to the point  … read more
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Y1 | Spoken language | Published: 22/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Story starters
A great array of pictures to stimulate story telling. The children  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language | Published: 22/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Open the door
A great resource to stimulate young children's imaginations and  … read more
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F | Spoken language | Published: 22/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Welcome!
How can you make visitors feel welcome to your school? A great  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language | Published: 18/02/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Debate
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The wedding photo
Discuss the wedding picture and use the word bank to label the  … read more
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F | Spoken language | Published: 03/09/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Presentations
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Little Red Riding Hood - act it out
A fun group work activity to orally re-tell Little Red Riding  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Spoken language | Published: 18/09/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Getting to know you
A fun, interactive activity encouraging pupils to pick a number  … read more
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Y1 | Spoken language | Published: 11/09/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Presentations | All about me
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