Free English resources and learning activities


We’ve gathered a wide range of English resources and teaching tools to help you and your family build confidence in reading and writing.

From learning English skills to supplementing school work with games and activities – get started by exploring our collection…

Online English resources

Discover our range of free resources…

GCSE student raising her hand

Help your child improve their vocabulary

Is your child’s vocabulary holding them back? Here are some ways you can help your child with their vocabulary at home…

Students practicing their 11 Plus vocabulary with an Explore tutor

Engaging English: bringing literacy to life at home

There are plenty of ways you can engage children with learning without them realising – find some here!

Common English Mistakes and How to Learn From Them

Learn about some of the most common mistakes in English, how to learn from those mistakes and how to avoid repeating them!


Reading resources

A tutor helping students in an Explore classroom

Reading for pleasure: inspiring children to read

Get ideas on how to inspire your children to read more and develop a love of books.

Children’s reading lists for ages 4-11: best books to read

Find our expert-curated list of the best books for children aged 4-11.

Top tips for engaging reluctant readers

Is your child reluctant to get into reading? Explore ways to make reading more engaging.

Schoolboy learning in the classroom

Read aloud and proud: strategies for children

Find strategies for helping your child to develop their reading aloud skills.


Writing resources

Two primary school aged pupils in the classroom preparing for the 11 Plus comprehension exam

Guide to handwriting styles

To join or not to join? Learn more in our guide to handwriting for children.

Greg James shares his writing wisdom

Get writing tips from children’s author Greg James.

home schooling ideas

Top writing tips for young authors from David Walliams

Got a budding novelist on your hands? Here are David Walliams’ top ten writing tips for young authors.

curriculum - student raising hand in the classroom

Finding the funny: Advice on writing a comedy

Jeff Norton is the best-selling author of nine novels for young people – read his advice for finding the funny…

A Young Boy learning to write alphabet characters.

Four steps to creative writing for children

Help your child improve their creative writing in four simple steps.


Phonics resources

Learning phonics at home 

We explain some of the techniques children use when learning to read in our video guide.

What do our English resources include? 

Our English resources cover reading, writing, vocabulary and phonics for primary aged children and beyond. 


Here are some of the types of resources you can expect to find in our collection: 

  • Primary resources English
  • Key stage 1 English resources
  • English resources KS2
  • Free English resources worksheets
  • English tutoring resources
  • Teaching resources
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Reading lists
  • Expert tips
  • Advice for parents
  • English games and activities


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