Spoken language resources KS2

Quality spoken language resources for KS2 including discussion, drama, debate and role play activities to underpin your pupils' development of key reading and writing skills.

 


 
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Drama techniques display
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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Media and Fake News - A Madame Tussauds London resource
An exploration of the media, fake news, and celebrity culture.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Writing composition | Published: 03/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Merlin | General | Newspapers | Persuasive writing
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Five ways to explore a story through drama at KS2
A set of five drama techniques and resources based on The Iron  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Drama and role play | Presentations
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Rising Stars Vocabulary: In context, poetry
A Rising Stars resource. A fun, flexible unit which uses Tennyson’s  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | Rising Stars Vocabulary | Partnerships | Developing vocabulary | Inference and deduction
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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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World Thinking Day
A set of ideas to get your class thinking on a range of subjects  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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A car-free world?
A set of activities for Car-free Day including a comprehension,  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Arguments | Debate | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction | Newspapers
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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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Project X Origins - arguing a case talking frame
A talking frame for collecting ideas together when writing a  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Debate
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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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Who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic?
A series of tasks in which children investigate the causes of  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Modern Britain | Debate
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Debate – considering arguments and forming an opinion
A sorting resource to help children think about both sides of  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Spoken language | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Debate
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The Wee Free Men – Penguin schools resource
A set of activities to accompany Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Fantasy | Terry Pratchett
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See You in the Cosmos - Penguin Schools resource
A teaching pack based upon Jack Cheng's novel, See You in the  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Working scientifically  | Published: 16/02/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Jack Cheng | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Debates | Jack Cheng | Science
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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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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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Children in the coalmines - chopped up
A listening activity about the children who worked in the north  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 30/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Historical enquiry | Victorians | Canals
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The Three Gorges Dam
An activity to encourage children to articulate and justify arguments  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Writing composition | Published: 17/11/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Arguments | Debate
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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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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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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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Persuasive presentation ideas
A variety of fun scenarios given whereby children have to use  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 09/12/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Presentations
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Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong – Penguin schools resource collection
A fun and lively set of teaching ideas to 'laugh your socks off'  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 04/02/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Jeremy Strong | Drama and role play | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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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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Gods and Warriors – Penguin Schools resource collection
A set of teaching activities to support Gods and Warriors by  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 14/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Ancient Greeks | Drama and role play | Gods and Warriors series by Michelle Paver | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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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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Scenario cards for 'Harry Potter'
Act out scenarios using key events taken from a selection of  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 25/06/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Speech writing
A useful planning grid to set out the key points for a speech.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 26/04/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Presentations
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Hitting the campaign trail: Promoting the books - Penguin schools resource
The next set of activities for the election challenge. Children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 13/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The big vote: just which Wimpy Kid book is the best? - Penguin schools resource
The final step in the election! This election pack includes ballot  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 13/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney | Citizenship | Democracy
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In the wrong
What would you do? A dramatic resource from A&C Black's 'Developings'  … read more
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Y3 | Spoken language | Published: 25/03/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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The mystery
Why can Dilip not get through the door? An activity that develops  … read more
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Y3 | Spoken language | Published: 25/03/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Sentence openers
How will you continue the sentence? A fun group work activity  … read more
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Y3 | Spoken language | Published: 30/07/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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Let's talk about smoking
A speaking and listening activity to get pupils making decisions  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 19/06/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Debate
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Cinderella discussion
Children are given a character to play and have to take part  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 20/11/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Debate
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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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Speaking and listening ideas
A range of different ideas/techniques to enhance children's speaking  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 22/08/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Presentations
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The home schooling debate
Useful character cards to stage a debate with your class about  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 06/08/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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School uniform debate
An exciting role play resource to get the children to form a  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 06/08/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Debate
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My favourite author
A useful checklist and planning sheet for children to plan a  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 28/07/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Presentations
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Shipwrecked!
Collaborative decision making. Children make decisions and lists  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken languagePublished: 18/07/2008 | 
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Desert island decisions
You have been deserted on an island! To continue to survive you  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 10/07/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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What are they saying?
An enjoyable PowerPoint activity exploring empathy and imagination.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Spoken language | Published: 19/06/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play
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