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English Literacy and Language

Busy Things is packed full of literacy resources to engage your early years and primary children and bring the classroom to life!


Our phonics programme begins with activities to help develop pre-phonics listening skills and advances to teaching more complex spelling structures. Teachers can choose exactly which phonemes and graphemes are being used and so allow children to work at their own pace.   More...


Our Phonics resource maker enables you to create your own paper-based resources to support a systematic phonics programme.


Older children enjoy using our Busy Publisher tool to write and illustrate their topic work.


With over a 100 ready-made templates and an extensive clipart library our Writing projects cover a broad range of topics from across the curriculum.

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Develop literacy skills with our writing projects! 

Our writing projects cover a wide range of popular school topics across the whole curriculum. Children can use our ready-made templates, clipart and photographs to create fabulous topic work. Writing projects help develop reading and writing skills and build confidence, acting as a springboard from which to broaden and deepen learning in general. You'll find lots of activities to support seasonal, topical and historical themes e.g. Spring, Ramadan, The Victorians - there are literally hundreds! 


Busy Things writing project templates

Print your own customised worksheets with our Phonics resource maker!

A Busy Things subscription gives you access to a powerful tool to make your own paper-based phonics activities.


Simply choose the GPCs you want to use, select from the pictures and words generated, choose your favoured layout and press print!

printable phonics resources and worksheets
  • Sort real words from nonsense

  • Fill in the missing grapheme

  • Attach captions to pictures

  • Enormous bank of clipart

  • Match pictures to words

  • Practise forming letters

Use the Busy Box for quick-fire revision!

The Busy-Box area contains rapid-fire mini games that children can play in quick succession to collect stars and work together to get your school higher up the leaderboard!

Busy Box is  particularly good for practising acquired literacy skills – perfect for Golden Time!


Busy Box is only available for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

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Sound like something you'd like to have in your classroom?


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