English resources for primary schools
Use video to create ‘aha’ moments in your primary English lessons.
Video content is valuable for teaching many components of English, including grammar, sentence structure and presentation skills.
Free primary English videos for deeper engagement and understanding
High-quality videos can introduce or clarify concepts in an easy-to-understand way. Use interactive video to promote oracy before you start a topic to check your students’ level of understanding. Our most popular English videos are now available free, for a limited time. Discover how ClickView can help you create a deeper understanding of English through video.
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Discover an extensive range of curriculum-aligned primary English resources
Full ClickView access lets you view all videos and download the primary English resource pack for any video. These time-saving resources include lesson plans and classroom activities. They’ve been designed with subject experts to align with the video content and both the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence. Use them however you choose - download them as they are or adapt and embed them into your LMS for students.
Keep students engaged
In the Primary English library, you’ll discover all the very best curated educational content, from ClickView-produced series to films and Freeview TV content ad-free. Video is a valuable tool for teaching many components of the primary English curriculum, including grammar, sentence structure and oral presentation skills.
An active watching experience
Use interactive video to help maintain learner engagement in your primary English lessons. Add interactive question layers on topics such as poetry, verbs, alliteration and text types. Gather formative assessment data instantly, giving you tools for effective planning and differentiation within your classroom.
Designed for primary
We want you to feel confident showing any video from the English library in your classroom. We’ve carefully classified each one with a visible rating, so you can be sure they’re suitable for your students. All our Miniclips are designed specifically for a primary audience, ideal for use in the Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classroom.
Our subject experts
To provide you with the most valuable teaching and learning experience, we align our world-leading video content to both the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence. English lesson plans and classroom activities have been designed with specialist educational consultants who act as our advisory team.
Support teaching strategies
Each ClickView video lesson in the English library has a clearly defined learning intention to help students achieve their goals. Using quality video content in the classroom can help students reach these objectives, such as through the teaching strategy of multiple exposures.
Video to develop essential English skills
When it comes to English resources for primary teachers, using video in the classroom can help develop essential English skills that will set your students up for success. Use video alongside text for multiple exposures, unpacking different forms of poetry and poetic language with Know Your Poetry and Little Poets. Learn grammar fundamentals through explicit teaching, incorporating Elmore’s Grammar Workshop and Life Sentence, a series on grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Browse the entire primary English collection
English teaching strategies for primary school
Using interactive videos for formative assessment can instantly transform video watching into an active experience within the primary classroom. Use the insights delivered to inform targeted English teaching. Explore suggestions and ideas about how to best lesson structure to maintain engagement in learning, plus how to effectively incorporate meaningful differentiation within your English lessons. Explore teaching strategies for your classroom
English resources for primary school
Miniclips are the perfect lesson starters for your young English learners. Choose one to hook your students on a particular topic. Text Types introduces the fundamentals of informative and imaginative texts, while Poetic Devices explores personification, metaphor and alliteration. Incorporate collaborative learning into your classroom, using short video clips to drive discussion and exploration of ideas in small groups. Explore our Miniclips collection
Original ClickView-produced content to engage students
Our ever-evolving collection of ClickView-produced content, such as the Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver, helps keep topics fresh for a digital generation of learners. The ClickView-produced Great Orator series is perfect for engaging young learners in presentation techniques by seeing them in action. You also have full access to curated educational ad-free TV content from Freeview and BBC RES for engaging drama programmes, news, documentaries, films and more. Find engaging, ClickView-produced content for your classes