English Primary Resources

English lesson planning packs, fully-resourced and ready to teach

PlanBee English planning packs come with detailed lesson plans, slides, worksheets, ideas, activities and a range of literacy resources for primary schools and teachers.

These new English schemes of work have been designed from the ground up by experienced primary teachers. Each is ready to teach and fully prepared with a range of engaging slideshow presentations, detailed planning with teacher's notes, a choice of differentiated learning activities, worksheets and a range of printable resources.

Every single PlanBee English lesson planning pack—whether it's an individual lesson, a unit of work or an entire English topic—has been designed with the National Curriculum in mind. Specific objectives are addressed in each lesson, allowing you to easily incorporate them into your existing English planning for your class.

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  • The Alphabet

    The Alphabet

    Year 1

    KS1

    The six complete lessons in this Alphabet KS1 lesson pack help your Year 1 class explore the alphabet using the included lesson plans, slides and printable resources for each lesson. The lessons first explore the order of the alphabet and how we... Read More

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  • Writing Magic Spells

    This five-lesson English scheme of work for Year 1 is themed around magic. Your class will read, discuss, perform and write magic spells and potions. The series of lessons gives your class the opportunity to develop their application of phonic skills... Read More

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  • Describing Dinosaurs

    This themed dinosaur writing activities KS1 planning pack challenges your Year 1 class to describe a dinosaur using their knowledge and understanding of adjectives. After being introduced to adjectives as describing words, your class will have th... Read More

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  • Great Fire of London: Newspaper Reports

    Download this Year 2 Great Fire of London Newspaper Report planning pack to turn your KS1 class into 17th century journalists! Your class will explore the features of newspaper articles and gather facts about the Great Fire of London, before plan... Read More

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  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    These KS1 'Twas the Night Before Christmas lesson plans and activities for Year 2 contain seven ready-to-teach lessons themed around this classic narrative poem. Explore and discuss the story that the poem tells as well as investigating some of the f... Read More

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  • African Tails English Pack

    This fully resourced, downloadable Year 2 English planning pack, themed all around African animals, will inspire your class to read, write and understand a variety of different genres. From writing letters to meerkcats, reporting news about giraffes... Read More

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  • The BFG: Character Description

    Immerse your children into the wonderful world of Roald Dahl with these fantastic BFG character description lesson plans. Your Year 3 children will get to know the characters in greater depth by looking deeper into their qualities and will begin to u... Read More

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  • The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark English Pack

    A fantastic The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark planning pack for Year 3, providing twenty fully planned English lessons to help your class get the most out of this enchanting children's story! In these The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark lesson pl... Read More

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  • The Worst Witch: Reading Comprehension

    Introduce your class to Mildred Hubble and Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with this Year 3 Reading Comprehension English Pack based on Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch! Over five lessons, your Year 3 class will read The Worst Witch together, discu... Read More

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  • Tales of Ancient Egypt English Pack

    This themed KS2 English topic comes packed with Ancient Egypt writing ideas designed for Year 3 classes. Learn all about Pharaoh Cleopatra's life and death as your KS2 class write detailed biographies about her and challenge them to write a news repo... Read More

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  • Lost in the Rainforest: Non-chronological Reports

    Lose your Year 3 class in the rainforest (not literally!) with this non-chronological reports KS2 English planning pack. Teach your class how to write an engaging and informative non-chronological report about a new species they discover whilst l... Read More

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  • The Twits English Pack

    Develop and extend your KS2 class’s reading and writing skills using the classic story of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. Inspired by the two gruesome characters and their horrible habits, these The Twits lesson plans challenge your children to writ... Read More

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We really do mean this! Whether you want an individual lesson or a complete scheme of work, our teaching packs come with a detailed lesson plan that walks you through an engaging input, a slideshow presentation to go with it, differentiated activity ideas, and — in most cases — a range of printable resources such as worksheets, activity cards or writing frames. If anything else is required, you'll be able to see at a glance, as everything you need is listed at the top of every plan!

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We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

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Our Reviews

“Our Y3-5 teachers were delighted when I showed them the resources (Prehistoric Britain for KS2) - there's not a lot out there for this aspect of the history PoS yet! Well done - it's proving to be a VERY useful pack.”

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