Literacy Resources

Giggle Poetry Giggle Poetry
A fun poetry site for children, with poems to read aloud and many poetry activities to try out.
poetry archive Poetry Archive
a comprehensive online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past.

There is a section for teachers with lessons plans and 10 minute activities linked to the poems on the site.  The children's archive section allows them to search for poems on their favourite subject.

Primary Resources Primary Resources
A very well organised set of resources submitted by teachers and the site host, Gareth Pitchford. Includes a rss feed blog and a forum to keep you up to date.
All about Tea

Twinings Web site - All about tea

An excellent web site to support KS2 literacy. Use the web site to make notes on how tea is produced or use the animated "How to make a perfect cup of tea" to support instruction writing.

Links for children to use for research when writing explanatory text

From Potato to Packet
From Cocoa bean to Chocolate
The History of Chocolate
From Sand to Glass
About Glass
From Tree to Paper
Spawn to Frog/Toad
The Lifestory of the Frog
Life Cycle of an Amphibian
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Cotton Manufacture
Cotton to Cloth
Wool Processing