The Listening Skills Pack

Help your children to listen to others, remember what has been said and follow instructions with our range of Listening Skills resources! Includes a collection of enjoyable, practical activities and downloadable audio files!

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In this Teaching Pack…

  • Five ‘True or False?’ Audio Activities – Look at the images and listen to the statements in the audio recordings. Which are true and which are false?
  • Six Drawing Challenges – Can your children follow the audio instructions to draw the correct shapes and symbols in the correct boxes?
  • Four Instructions Challenges – Ask your students to listen to the audio instructions carefully and move the counters into the correct positions on the grid!
  • Eight Sequences Challenges – Listen to the sequence of words / sounds and answer the questions. Will your children remember the correct order?
  • Five Story Challenges – Challenge your children to listen to these stories and then answer the questions to test what they remember. Includes differentiated answer sheets.
  • Eight Listening Challenges – Eight different types of texts that have been narrated for you. Play the audio to your children and ask them to answer the related questions on our handy answer sheets!
  • Sixty ‘Yes or No?’ game cards – Will your children be able to work out the hidden objects by asking questions and listening carefully to the answers? Includes a large set of cards that you can use to play the game.
  • Forty ‘Silly Sentences’ – Will your children be able to listen carefully to each other, in order to pass a silly sentence around the group? Includes a large collection of sentences that you can use to get started.
  • Seventy-two ‘What am I describing?’ cards – An enjoyable speaking and listening game that can be played in pairs, small groups or as a whole class. Use our cards for your games, or use the blank template to make your own!
  • Six Sound Hunting Resources – Go on a ‘sound hunt’ with your class! Explore different areas and listen carefully to the sounds that you can hear. Use our printable sheets to sort the sounds into different categories and draw or write them into the correct spaces.
  • Four ‘How to be a Good Listener’ Posters – A set of posters to teach your students how to be good listeners. Includes blank versions so that you can add your own text.
  • Eleven Reward Resources – Use our handy certificates, reward notes and charts to praise your children for their amazing listening skills!
  • Three Display Banners – A collection of display banners to use on your Listening Skills displays!

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 36 reviews
 by Lorna
Listening Skills

I downloaded this pack early on in my membership and still have a very funny bunny with his small friend looking up to him, on my classroom board! It hasn't mattered how the terminology of school themes change - this is still relevant and practical. Use it every year.

 by Gisele
Listening Pack

Really good activities that enable children to listen and follow simple instructions. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.

 by Anne Marie Yule
Listening skills pack

I am a supply teacher and have used this pack regularly in lots of different schools. The children love these exercises and can create their own listening games from them.

 by Elaine
Great in a SEN setting

This is such a fantastic pack. I use it all the time with my pupils with additional needs. It really helps them develop their listening skills. Everything is so clear and easy to use. You have everything at your fingertips and most importantly the pupils really enjoy these activities.

 by Nina
Great for esl pupils

I have used this with my English class here in Norway! I love them and so do my pupils! Thank you!

 by Jennifer Thompson
Excellent resource for distance teaching!!

This pack has come in handy when I have been teaching my class using Teams during lock down. The children have told me they enjoy our Wednesday listening sessions, I get most kids joining me on a Wednesday. Thank you for putting together such a great, accessible pack.

 by Esther
Wow - excellent

This is a wonderful pack; I am so pleased with it as I have pupils with a variety of ability in listening skills so I can use these wonderful resources to meet the needs of all different pupils within the class. Love them, thank you, very much!

 by Sarah Sarkodee-Addo
Listening Skills

Such a good resource to have. Last year, my class looked forward to completing one activity every week which really helped with their listening skills.

 by Shirley Anne
Just what I’ve been looking for!

This listening pack contains everything you need to provide consolidation and challenge for any class. My pupils are 9-10 years old and thoroughly enjoy the activities available. The drawing challenge provides a good warm up which I then follow with one of the story challenges. Having differentiated answer sheets makes organisation within the class very easy to manage. I use use these as an assessment tool also as it is very interesting how some more able pupils can struggle to accurately recall important information so these activities are good for providing challenge for these pupils. A colleague who was passing my class came in whilst we were doing these activities and was very impressed-so maybe another Teaching Packs member to come. Thanks for providing the audio files and follow up in such an easy to use manner.

 by Rebecca Ball
A fabulous resource pack!

I downloaded this pack a little while ago and have been using it ever since! My class love the drawing challenges and you could hear a pin drop when they are listening to the next instruction - it gets very competitive! I have also used a variety of the other challenges during small group intervention work, which has been particularly useful for children who need to improve their concentration or their ability to follow a set of instructions. They love taking part and don’t realise that they are developing a skill at the same time as having fun! Thank you for creating such a brilliant pack - it’s not something I have seen anywhere else, but it’s been an invaluable resource.

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