English teaching resources for KS2, KS3, Common Entrance and Scholarship

English Coordinator resources for KS2, KS3, 11+ Entrance Exams, 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship



Suggested reading books


Resources for lessons and IWBs

Some resources for visual learning

  • Flickr poet | An interesting and creative way of turning a short paragraph or lines of poetry into pictures. It’s almost a visual cut up poetry creator. Useful to provide otherwise unexplored or not considered lines of thought. Good for IWBs.
  • Flickr Five Card Trick | A visual version of ‘five card nancy‘ – where five pictures are chosen at random to provide a visual impetus for a story. Cards can be kept, and others discarded until the germ of an idea is there for planning. Played as a game in small group – rules are here – five card nancy is a great way for reluctant writer to create narrative ideas. Useful for IWBs and really useful with tablets.
  • Spell with Flickr | An application which spells words using pictures from Flickr. Good for creating displays or interesting headers for projects – or a ‘wanted’ style poster.

Resources for SATS, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance English

Resources for Scholarship and 11+ and 13+ Independent School Entrance exams

Other websites

Tom Tolkien is a qualified teacher with senior leadership experience as a prep school Head of English at Woodleigh School. If you require consultancy and curriculum advice, or you are looking to fill a part time or full time vacancy for an English teaching position, please contact him via Linkedin.

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