Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
Event
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Key Stage
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Resource Provider
The Reader Teacher

Booklists and book reviews

Booklists and recommendations for primary school reading.

The Reader Teacher logo

Free

KS1, KS2

The Week Junior

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A weekly news and current affairs magazine for KS2 and KS3 students.

The Week Junior logo

£

KS2, KS3

The Week Junior Book Awards

Book awards

Awards celebrating the creativity of children's publishing across 14 different categories. Shortlists announced in June.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Week Junior Science+Nature

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A monthly STEM magazine for KS2 and KS3 students.

The Week Junior Science and Nature logo

£

KS2, KS3

The Writing for Pleasure Centre

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD resource

Resources and lesson plans to support the effective teaching of writing in primary schools.

Writing for Pleasure Centre logo

£

KS1, KS2

Tir na n-Og Children's Book Awards

Book awards

Annual awards that recognise and celebrate the best literature for children and young people in Wales. The shortlist is announced in March.

Tir na n-Og Awards logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Topical Talk

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A fully resourced programme to promote understanding and critical discussion of current affairs.

The Economist Educational Foundation logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Toppsta

Booklists and book reviews

A book review and book recommendation site based on reviews by young people.

Toppsta logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Transforming Writing Through Drama

CPD course

CPD course looking at how to use drama as a teaching tool in writing and across the curriculum.

The Primary Shakespeare Company logo

££

KS2

Transition

Resources to help teachers support pupils as they transition to a new class or school.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Travelling Books

School book fair

School Book Fair service that allows schools to earn Rewards to spend on books and teaching resources for the classroom or school library.

Travelling Books logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Twinkl

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A bank of educational resources created by teachers for primary and secondary schools.

Twinkl logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Twinkl Inclusion

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A range of specialist teaching resources for children with additional needs.

Twinkl logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Twinkl NewsRoom

Lesson plans and teaching aids

Daily news stories and related curriculum resources for KS2 pupils.

Twinkl logo

£

KS2

UK Literacy Association

CPD resource

The UKLA is a professional association that supports those working in the areas of literacy, language and communication.

UKLA logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

UKLA Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards judged by classroom teachers. Shortlists are announced in March.

UKLA logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

UKLA International Conference

Conference or Trade Show

The 2024 UKLA International Conference will take place on 5th-7th July at the University of Sussex.

UKLA logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Understanding Poetry

Lesson plans and teaching aids

Joseph Coelho explores different aspects of poetry in a series of videos for use in the primary classroom.

Free

KS1, KS2

Unite for Literacy Online Library

Books, ebooks and audiobooks

Open access library of over 500 illustrated digital books with audio narration for beginner readers.

Unite for Literacy logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Usborne Author Events

Author events

In-school author events tailored to your school featuring authors from the Usborne list.

Usborne logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Usborne School Book Fairs

School book fair

School Book Fair service that allows schools to earn up to 60% of the value of sales in free Usborne books.

Usborne logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Vocabulary Ninja

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A wide variety of teaching resources to support Vocabulary, Comprehension and SPaG.

Vocabulary Ninja logo

£

KS1, KS2

Wainwright Prize

Book awards

Annual book awards celebrating the best nature and conservation writing for adults and children in the UK. The shortlists are announced in August.

Logo for James Cropper Wainwright Prize

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

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