English and Literacy Activities

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 English and Literacy ActivitiesTeacher testimonial praising EducationCity's Literacy modules

EducationCity’s English and Literacy modules combine exciting online Learn Screens and Activities with traditional Activity Sheets to teach, then reinforce, specific literacy-based learning objectives within the curriculum, to equip your students with the language skills they need to communicate effectively and creatively. 

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Phonics - Develop Phonemic Understanding +

Our Phonics areas aim to boost phonemic understanding from the earliest possible stage. The Activities use clear graphics featuring environments familiar to the children, so even the youngest of learners can relate to the content, and transfer the literacy skills and language they acquire from it easily to their everyday lives.

English Activities - Reinforce Understanding +

Speaking Activities
  • Help learners to understand and use effective, pointed communication.
  • Enable learners to build an understanding of 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 the main points and the related detail within particular content, maintaining learners’ concentration and focus to acquire the overall ‘gist’ where appropriate.
Reading Activities
  • Encourage learners to be observant, critical readers that use pointed questions to clarify meaning and build understanding.

  • Provide students with 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 help learners develop and build their knowledge of the rules of word structure.

NEW English Tests - Identify Strengths and Weaknesses +

  • Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Tests linked to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 English curricula.
  • They are great for SATs practice and for preparing your students for the test environment.
  • Suitable for summative and diagnostic assessment, each test is scored against the National Curriculum criteria and saved.
  • After taking the Grammar and Punctuation Tests, a personalised Revision Journal is generated to help students revise and improve.

Topic Tools - Explore Concepts as a Class +

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

PlayLive English - Interactive Word Creation Challenge +

  • Our incredibly popular PlayLive English challenge is a word-formation game where students compete against other individuals or teams to find as many words as they can within 60 seconds.
  • When reinforced with vocabulary activities and reading practice, continued use of PlayLive English can positively impact reading comprehension and vocabulary development at Key Stage 1 and 2.
  • Now available for use on tablet devices.
  • PlayLive is also available in Mathematics/NumeracyFrench and Spanish.

Learn Screens - Introduce or Reinforce New Concepts +

  • Students are introduced to new sounds, word and language structures and literary processes via Learn Screens. These can often be followed up by playing an Activity that relates to them.
  • These can be used either by the students with teacher guidance or independently.

ThinkIts - Develop Quick, Creative Thinking +

ThinkIts are a series of five to ten minute activities that are designed to help students think creatively and quickly. Created to help you explore a range of topics, they are ideal for morning warm ups and extension activities and perfect for targeting higher order thinking skills.

Lesson Ideas and Teacher Notes - Support Lesson Delivery +

Lesson Ideas and Teacher Notes feature suggestions as to how Activities can be used to meet objectives and best fit into your lesson.


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Free activities to try!

Damp Tent

Explore words that end with two consonants with Klara and Emma as they camp in Granny’s garden.

Look for More

Help Stig and Rose find ‘ore’ words, as in more and sore, in Granny’s garden.

Clue's in the Clause

Help Stig find out where his missing skateboard is by considering the position of the subordinate clause.