KS2 Literacy: We aim to cut down the amount of time you have to spend looking for KS2 Literacy books and linked, cross-curricular KS2 Literacy teaching resources and lessons. Our ultimate aim is to provide everything you need in one place. On each page you will find lesson plans, resources, links to key websites, video and display materials. If you are looking for cross curricular maths resources, we have scoured the net for the best ones we could find for key topics.
Here’s a good selection of fiction for both upper and lower KS2 Literacy.
Compare and contrast multiple versions of Cinderella by different authors and from different cultures – see Egyptians Literacy Stories, poetry and ideas to support the new history topic British Prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age: read Cave Baby, Ug and Stone Age Boy Whether they’re true, just good stories or somewhere in between, we all love a juicy myth or legend. From ancient Greece to Britain in the Dark Ages, these are familiar stories that we we all think we know inside out: Greeks Literacy
Have you been looking for ways to make your lessons more exciting? As an aid to the creative curriculum, we have put together some cross curricular maths resources which might come in handy. Topics so far include : Maths and science, Maths and geography, Maths and history, Bonfire night, Halloween, Spies, Superheroes, Pirates, The Romans, Castles, The Rainforest and Harry Potter amongst others but we are always looking for good ideas. If you would like to share your ideas, please contact us on the Blog page and we will upload your lesson plans to the site.
Think about basing your literacy and maths lessons on topics from the school year:
The Firework-maker’s daughter; write instructions for a firework party ; Bonfire night percentages and Murder Mystery at the Bonfire night.The life of Guy Fawkes; Firework poetry;
Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures – but can they get rid of them for good? Lesson plans and resources for The Witches by Roald Dahl plus extracts from the video; spooky vocab; and a useful cross curricular lesson maths lesson- Can you help Wanda, the Grand High Witch, to find the reporter who has gate-crashed her elite witch spa weekend? Use order of operations, factors, prime numbers and multiplication to expel the fraud
Reverse the spells placed upon the royal family of Computation Castle by the evil witch; the story of St George told in a catchy song;estimate the volume of puddles, make muffins and concoct magic potions;label parts of the castle and their uses; a retelling of the St George and the Dragon legend using animations.
Michael Rosen visits the home of Charles Dickens; background to setting of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Images of Victorian Life, Dickens ‘family album’;develop the concept of money with a Christmas theme; Christmas bauble permutation. How many different designs can you make?
Lessons based on the idea that Dr Evil is going to attempt to take over the world and only YOUR class can stop him; Combination locks- maths problem solving; Give children the opportunity to become code breakers and to make up a code of their own-easily be linked to a creative writing lesson about spies who use secret codes.
Cross curricular project on Superheroes, plus a week long plan for Superhero themed Maths; a Superhero Maths series of lessons, focusing on working systematically.
Hay Fields is an area and perimeter game that primary and elementary students play only using a die, pencils and paper; 3D objects from 2D drawings;How to calculate area in square metres from knowledge of lengths and widths using a real life problem – estimating and measuring the length of a carpet.
Harry Potter topic : PowerPoint for 4 lessons themed around the Harry Potter films;Writing a match report;A series of 6 lesson plans on NLS unit Short Stories with Flashbacks with the focus being the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone;Plans and resources for the teaching of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Can you become a first class recruit? Help Caleb by putting together the pieces of the archive and uncovering the secrets of the Roboidz; Interactive maths resources based on Bamzooki robot games.
The Easter Bunny needs help with his homework! ; Great Easter relay questions for high level Year 5s or Year 6; design a chocolate bar.