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Total coverage of the curriculum

Explore literacy with exciting and varied teaching material, like this interactive activity designed to build pupils’ ability to identify writing techniques and comment on a writer’s use of language. Year Box Literacy contains everything you need to teach Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Literacy.

Year 4 Literacy: Sizzling Similies
Year 4 Literacy: Sizzling Similies
  • Matched to the renewed Framework, all areas of the National Curriculum are covered with a focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Contains 54 fully interactive units which comprehensively cover Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Explore each area in detail through captivating audio, playful illustrations and animated stories.

Well-organised resources for whatever you’re teaching

Boardworks lessons are coherently structured with content divided across three main categories: narrative, non-fiction and poetry. Following the format of the renewed Framework for literacy and with complete curriculum coverage, Boardworks Year Box Literacy includes dedicated revision units and resources to teach the additional text-based units.

Year 5 Literacy: interactive menu
Year 5 Literacy: interactive menu
  • A mapping grid to the renewed Framework for literacy lets you quickly see where each unit fits into the curriculum plan.
  • Includes an activities bank to enable you to dip in and quickly find a warm up activity or to reinforce or consolidate a particular objective.

Easy-to-use and ready-to-teach

Boardworks lessons are fully prepared and contain a wide variety of resources, saving you and your colleagues valuable preparation time. This playful animation illustrates surreal imagery and introduces a poem, which likens a sofa to a sumo wrestler...

Year 6 Literacy: Image Power!
Year 6 Literacy: Image Power!
  • Units are written and designed for pupils who are attaining at levels broadly appropriate for their age and are ready to use for whole-class learning.
  • All units have been authored to provide complete coverage of essential learning objectives and are presented in a coherent and logical fashion, ready to be worked through by the class.

Flexible, customisable resources

All the lessons are fully flexible and can be easily tailored to the needs of your pupils. In this activity, accompanying audio helps pupils imagine the scene before writing thought bubbles for each character. Activities like this can easily be adapted for pupils with varying levels of ability.

Year 5 Literacy: Movie Maker
Year 5 Literacy: Movie Maker
  • All presentations are created in PowerPoint for ease of use, versatility and editability.
  • Their flexibility means you can tailor the learning specifically to your individual class’s needs.
  • The customisable resources give you the freedom to be as creative as you wish while remaining confident that all learning objectives are covered.

Inspiringly interactive

Embrace the interactive potential of your whiteboard and explore literacy in a unique and stimulating way that engages the whole class. This activity, which can work as either an exercise with individual students or as a whole-class quiz, asks the class to match the statement with the correct character, using evidence from the text to support their answers.

Year 3 Literacy: Dialogue and plays
Year 3 Literacy: Dialogue and plays
  • Step-by-step animations that focus on specific texts allow pupils to engage directly with the written word to find evidence to support opinions, comment on the writer’s use of language and identify writing techniques.
  • Multiple choice quizzes consolidate key concepts and cloze activities reinforce key vocabulary.

A wealth of exciting ideas

Encourage class participation with visually captivating activities that can be used in a variety of ways. This animation contains a story called Dive into Danger. You can scroll through the animation and ask pupils to write their own text to accompany each scene, play through the scenes and reveal text to tell the story or simply watch the story and listen to it being told by a professional storyteller.

Year 5 Literacy: Favourite Authors
Year 5 Literacy: Favourite Authors
  • Fun, playful and original illustrations engage students and accelerate learning.
  • A varied range of interactive activities and animations are supported by a wealth of audio to enrich and retell stories.

Additional teaching support

Boardworks presentations are complemented by numerous additional resources to enhance your lessons in a multitude of ways such as template slides, which can be printed out and used as a worksheet.

Year 3 Literacy: Information texts
Year 3 Literacy: Information texts
  • All units have detailed teacher’s notes and ideas for extension activities.
  • An Anthology containing illustrated stories, poems and larger pieces of text accompanies Year 5 and Year 6. Separate anthologies are available for Year 3 and Year 4.
  • Interactive menu systems link supporting documents for each unit and clearly highlight the learning objectives covered.

Engaging and comprehensive from start to finish

Round up your lessons with interesting and varied activities. This stimulating interactive consolidates what students have learned in a fun and comprehensive way. Whatever your teaching style Boardworks resources contain everything you need to prepare your students and cover a subject from start to finish.

Year 3 Literacy: Adventure and mystery
Year 3 Literacy: Adventure and mystery
  • With complete coverage of the primary Framework for literacy and opportunities to review, practice, consolidate and test learning, pupils are well prepared for the National English Test at the end of KS2.
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