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Literacy Shed


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KS1, KS2

Visual resources that can be used in Literacy lessons for KS1 and KS2.

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Visual Resources from Literacy Shed for KS1 and KS2

Literacy Shed offers a collection of visual resources that can be used to support Literacy in primary schools at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The visual resources collected together on this website lend themselves to standalone Literacy lessons. They can be used as a basis for a unit of work in this area of the curriculum or incorporated into existing planning. The good thing about this website is that visual resources for use in the classroom have been collected together in one place and organised by broad themes.

Visit the Sheds!

The website is divided into different sheds, each of which is dedicated to a particular theme. For example, you will find The Fantasy Shed where audio-visual materials related to the fiction genre of fantasy can be accessed. Other areas include The Ghostly Shed, The Other Cultures Shed and The Poetry Shed. However, there are many more for teachers at KS1 and KS2 to explore!

Within each area, a selection of visual resources- such as film clips and animations- can be found. The website recommends the age range it can be used with as well as offering ideas on teaching and learning activities that could be planned around the resource. A positive aspect of the website is that these ideas are offered for inspiration rather than presented as fixed activities.

The website offers teaching ideas across Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. It aims to engage, enthuse and create an interest in engaging in these aspects of the Literacy curriculum.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 teachers will find a wealth of resources that have potential for use in the classroom. It is worth taking a few minutes to browse the Sheds and see the resources that are on offer as well as ideas related to teaching and learning when using visual stimuli.


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