Literacy Resources | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

We have many quality resources to promote language, literacy and communication skills, all of which are completely free to download. These include several alphabet designs, letter formation sheets, colourful wall displays to help with letter confusion and many resources for the DFES Letters and Sounds phonics programme.

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Alphabet

A collection of alphabet related primary teaching resources, ideal to use to encourage reading and writing development in the foundation stage (EYFS) and key stage one (KS1).

Letters & Sounds Phase 1

A collection of printable resources relating to phase 1 of the DFES Letters and Sounds programme. Resources include: phase 1 voice sounds, phoneme fans, varying syllable picture cards and words with 2 or 3 phonemes.

Letter Formation

A collection of printable writing resources designed to help children with letter formation.

Letters & Sounds Phase 2

A collection of printable resources relating to phase 2 of the DFES Letters and Sounds programme. Resources include: phase 2 “what’s in the box” cards, Bingo cards, Domino cards, High-Frequency Words, Phoneme cards, Phoneme fans and a Phoneme Mat.

Letters & Sounds Phase 3

A collection of printable resources relating to phase 2 of the DFES Letters and Sounds programme. Resources include: Phase 3 “what’s in the box” cards, Bingo cards, Dominos cards, High-Frequency Words, Phoneme cards, Phoneme fans and a Phoneme Mat.

Letters & Sounds Phase 4

A collection of printable resources relating to phase 2 of the DFES Letters and Sounds programme. Resources include: Phase 4 “what’s in the box” cards, Bingo cards, High-Frequency Words, Phoneme fans.

Letters & Sounds Phase 5

A collection of printable resources relating to phase 5 of the DFES Letters and Sounds programme. Resources include: Domino cards, High-Frequency Words, Phoneme cards, Phoneme fans and a Phoneme Mat.

Themed Notepaper & Cards

A collection of decorative notepaper on a variety of popular early years themes, ideal for your mark making areas.

High-Frequency Words

A collection of colourful printable resources designed to familiarise children with certain high frequency words as set out in the DFES Letters and Sounds phonics teaching programme.

Synthetic Phonics

A collection of resources to assist with the teaching of synthetic phonics, many of which can be used to supplement the Jolly Phonics programme.

Display Lettering

A collection of display lettering in a variety of different colours and designs, ideal to cut out and use in classroom displays to help support children in their understanding of letter shapes.

Dyslexia Resources

A collection of teaching resources to assist children with dyslexia / reading and writing difficulties.

Book Lists

A collection of book lists on a variety of popular early years themes, including people who help us, minibeasts, dinosaurs, pirates, space and lots more.

Letters & Sounds Phase 6

A collection of printable teaching resources relating to phase 6 of the DFES Letters and Sounds programme.


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This site provides brilliant EYFS resources that I regularly use in my early years setting. All the material is bright and colourful and is great to use as part of displays. My class especially like the Elmer the Elephant section!
Sandra , Cullompton
ELHQ is definitely my first stop for free teaching resources for my ks1 class, as they have such a varied choice and the quality of their pictures is always amazing!
Will, Brighton
Thank you so much…this site is amazing! I really love the planning section, there are so many new ideas that I want to try out!
Kate, London
I love all the KS1 teaching resources from ELHQ and use them all the time at school (and at home!). The role-play section is a particular favourite, especially all the pirate related stuff.
Emma, Bognor Regis
Thanks so much! The site has saved me so much time, and its all free!
Angharad, Cardiff
Wonderful resources….particularly love all the new planning documents the story resources and the number rhymes.
Anna, Manchester

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