This website shows you how to design effective posters, newspapers and comics by going through the important elements of each. Later you can try out your own designs. A brilliant teaching tool which works really well on an interactive whiteboard.The Children's Poetry Archive
A superb selection of poems arranged by themes, style or author. You can listen to an audio track of each poem being read by the author.Teaching Ideas
Lots of brilliant lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources to use in the primary classroom.Video to Support Teaching of Synthetic Phonics Phase 1
Video footage of a teacher demonstrating action songs and rhymes that help children to show an awareness of rhyme and alliteration.What's the Difference?
A lovely online sorting game intended to stimulate discussion between adult and young child to promote language development. Could be used for sorting materials lessons.Phonics Frog Word Dip
Designed for class use on an interactive whiteboard this phonics resource supports the learning and teaching of blending and segmenting for spelling new alternative phoneme - grapheme correspondences in cvc words.My Online Reading
My Online Reading provides free colourful online books to help young children develop reading skills. The content, grammar and vocabulary of the stories is suited to children with a reading age of 6 to 8 years.Drama
There are practical ideas for a variety of activities such as acting, improvisation, mime and dance. The site includes video teaching demonstrations. A Northern Ireland site but the activities would work well anywhere.Storybird
Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories that are fun to make, share, and read. Great for inspiring reluctant readers.Alphablocks
Alphablocks from the BBC is aimed at four-to-six-year-olds who are learning to read. It is a fun way to learn your letters, both sounds and names. Each letter has been made into a little character.