Talk Boost KS1 Resources

Welcome to the Talk Boost KS1 Resources

Here you will find free practitioner resources to download to help with running Talk Boost KS1.


Talk Boost KS1 Materials Update – August 2018

We recently updated the materials for Talk Boost KS1. The changes made were mainly minor, fixing a few errors and replacing broken web links, replacing a couple of out-of-date images and using updated language.

The only major change was that we have removed the resources from section 2 out of the intervention manual and so they will only be available pre-cut in the organiser box.

This means that we no longer sell the KS1 starter pack (which is in keeping with the rest of the boost series). This was also because we hardly sold any of the starter packs on their own and it caused some confusion in the marketplace about what resources should be bought.

We will be making the section 2 resources available as a PDF that schools can download if they need them. 

Talk Boost KS1 Tracker

The Talk Boost KS1 Tracker is an online facility that enables you to record, monitor and download or print results following the paper-based child assessment found in your Talk Boost KS1 manual.
You can download the introduction and paper-based Tracker below:

Talk Boost KS1 Tracker - Reception
Talk Boost KS1 Tracker - Year 1
Talk Boost KS1 Tracker - Year 2
Children’s attitude survey

We recommend that you read the 'How To Guide' to help you use the Talk Boost KS1 Tracker.

Watch the Tutorial 

Talk Boost KS1 Videos

Here are two films of Talk Boost KS1 and the Progression Tool being used in a setting. The films are intended to show Talk Boost KS1 in action in order to support your training and promote discussion amongst participants. They are not intended as examples of best practice but do show how a session runs and how the progression tool can be administered.

Licensed Tutors can use these films in any way they wish to support the existing training for Talk Boost KS1 but should bear in mind that the timing of the training will need to be adjusted accordingly.

The films are hosted on Vimeo so unless you are certain you will have access to the internet when you deliver your training you will need to download the films to a memory stick or on to your hard drive. We would love to hear what you think of these video. Feel free to send your feedback to

Running Talk Boost KS1 - example activities 

Using the Talk Boost KS1 Tracker



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