Teachers TV: Primary English lesson ideas

Teachers TV: Primary English teaching ideas

Free English videos from Teachers TV. Teachers demonstrate and discuss their most inspirational lessons in this collection of videos for primary English pupils.


Literacy - Character detectives

A teacher demonstrates how to teach pupils aged 7-11 about literacy and characterisation.

Literacy - Radio broadcasts

A class write and record their own radio broadcasts as part of their oral rehearsal of a non-fiction recount.

Literacy - Using archive film

A teacher uses archive film in her English and media lessons to explore the structure of narrative, character and setting, and to develop pupils' understanding of film language, in this primary lesson idea.

Speaking and listening

Primary English - Speaking and listening activities

Three ready-to-use lesson ideas for good speaking and listening. (Ages 5-11).

Reading skills

Primary English - Reading community

Three teachers share their great lesson ideas to engage and motivate their pupils in reading. (Ages 7-11).

Writing skills

Primary English - Writing activities

Three teachers show a variety of great lesson ideas to help pupils' writing skills.

For the resources used in these videos, plus many more:

Lesson starters - Persuasive writing

Lesson starters - Non-fiction writing

Lesson starters - Writing genres

Lesson starters - Story development

Lesson starters - Writer interviews

Lesson starters - Storytelling

Primary English resources - Media literacy

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