English and Literacy Activities

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 English and Literacy Activities

EducationCity’s English and Literacy activities combine exciting online content with traditional pen and paper activities. Our resources will equip your young learners with the language skills they need to succeed, sparking a lifelong passion for language and reading.

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Letters and Sounds +

Boost phonemic understanding from the earliest possible stage. Early years language and literacy Activities use clear, exciting graphics rooted in familiar environments, so learners can easily relate and apply skills and knowledge learnt from EducationCity English/Literacy content to their everyday lives.

English Activities +

Speaking Activities 
  • Build understanding of effective, pointed communication
  • Learners will come to understand how they can adapt their speech to suit specific purposes, thinking about their audience, language, tone and expression
Listening Activities
  • Set out strategies for recognising main points and related detail, maintaining concentration and focus, arriving at overall ‘gist’ where appropriate, and taking notes
Reading Activities
  • Encourage learners to be observant, critical readers that use pointed questions to clarify meaning and build understanding
  • Students are given strategies for recognising salient information, structural features, and the appropriateness of language, structure, and presentation
Writing Activities
  • Boost understanding of grammar by exploring tense, sentence structure, punctuation, conditionals and conjunctions. Our spelling Activities widen vocabulary and build knowledge of the rules of word structure

English Topic Tools +

  • Open-ended whiteboard manipulatives enable teachers to engage learners in individual, small group, and class activities that build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Teachers can input their own content or use the provided banks of texts and vocabulary to load, manipulate and analyse
  • Topic Tool content can be cross-curricular in focus, recognising the importance of English/Literacy skills throughout the different areas of learning

PlayLive English +

  • A word-making game in which students test their knowledge of spelling against others within a timed, competitive environment
  • Designed to familiarise students with words and spelling in an engaging manner
  • This familiarity, when reinforced with vocabulary activities, reading practice and other literacy activities can contribute to improved reading comprehension
  • Students have 60 seconds to find as many words as they can


My Early Years Foundation Team have begun using the Letters and Sounds area for English with our new intake and they have loved it! Teachers find it easy to access and well structured to support learning, kids find it engaging and fun.”

Ralph Wood, St. Peter's CE Primary School, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire.


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Free activities to try!

Clap Your Hands

Sing along to the nursery rhyme with Stig, Sten, Manu and Klara to help read and understand simple sentences.

Rapid Rounders

Learn how to use full stops and capital letters in simple sentences.

Shiver Me Timbers

Help the gang to organise text to form paragraphs in the context of a story.