Teaching Resources

Bell Foundation – Classroom support strategies – primary, by stage of English

FIRST DAYS IN CLASS, including games, ICT etc

Wigan LA starter pack

Wigan LA topic workbook

SEN Teacher Face fans

EAL Working with beginners at KS1 and KS2 – from irespect

EMTAS4Success Going to school’ board game in several languages ‘verbs around school’ dominoes and many other resources

Word/picture flashcards from ESL Flashcards

from SEN Teacher

Communication 4 All

Picture dictionary & Phonics for EAL learners

Racing to English Picture dictionary free download

Hounslow beginners’ activity sheets (extracts).  Don’t just use as worksheets!

Computer Software

New to English software from Cricksoft


First Months in Class, including effective strategies:

Little Bridge Barrier games

Storymaker

Comic Life commercial resource

Comic Strip maker free resource from the British Council learn English Kids website

(The above enable children to participate when in early stages of writing.)

Collaborative/Talk activities in all areas of the curriculum and for all ages from the Collaborative Learning Project

Poissonrouge – games and activities in different languages

Brogy – game focussed on reading/writing skills for dyslexia, some have found the resources useful – from the Dyslexia Shop


On-line activities (many require basic reading)

Activities for ESL students

ESL Kids

MES English

ESL Galaxy

The sites below provide stories/videos for children to listen to and watch.

E-books from the Oxford University Press

International Children’s Digital library (stories)

The literacy shed – huge range of story videos.  Be aware that some are for KS3 and 4, so check content before use.  If doesn’t connect, just do a search for it.

Talking Pen (Mantralingua)

Multimedia stories

Primary Homework Help website directs to many other sources of online stories

Myths and Legends website  click on words to translate

Story Nory – Learn English with stories

Lancashire grid for learning Fairy tales

BBC CBeebies stories