Free literacy resources

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Here is a selection of a selection of some brilliant literacy resources that you can access free of charge. You can also browse our full selection of resources.

Early years

Our early years resources will help schools, settings and parents support children’s development from birth to five.

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    Bilingual quick tips

    We have created a series of bilingual quick tips, in 18 different languages, for parents and early years practitioners to help children develop good talking and listening...
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    Making the most of the home learning environment

    Guidance for schools, nurseries, local authorities and public health partners.
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    Pirate reading adventure

    Deliver an exciting reading-themed week for Early Years and Key Stage 1 with five stories and activities centred on the Swashbuckle story. 


We have a wealth of free resources available to support literacy teaching in primary school.

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    Judy Moody character creation challenge

    These resources, using the popular Judy Moody stories as inspiration, will help your pupils to invent a character and create an engaging story about the best, worst or...
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    The Jolly Postman

    The popular children’s book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is brought to life in this imaginative learning resource.
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    Free Writing Friday: Cressida Cowell's top writing tips for primary pupils

    Children's author and illustrator Cressida Cowell has created some fantastic resources for primary school pupils, packed full of writing tips and inspiring...

Cross-phase and transition

Useful teaching resources for cross-phase and transition with a literacy focus.

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    First World War Centenary

    Assemblies and mini schemes of work for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 produced in partnership with The Royal British Legion to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
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    Fake news and critical literacy resources

    These resources are designed to help teachers, parents and librarians equip children with the critical literacy skills they need to survive and thrive in today's...
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    Wellbeing, reading and writing resources

    We have worked with children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, to develop a series of free wellbeing-themed teaching resources for primary schools, secondary schools and...


Inspire and motivate pupils with our resources to support and improve literacy provision at secondary school.

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    The Bone Sparrow teaching resource

    Explore the key themes of the book and try a range of activities designed to link to a range of outcomes
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    Skills Academy resource pack

    This PowerPoint for the freestyle football module from our reading intervention Skills Academy gives an introduction to the programme.
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    Exam command words: a case study from William Perkin School

    This case study explores how William Perkin School developed a command word guidebook for students following inspiration at a National Literacy Trust workshop.