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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.  

 If you have any lesson plans or ideas that you would like to be included on the site, please send them to us through the’ Contact’ menu.

Alphabetical book list

Here’s a good selection of fiction for both upper and lower KS2 Literacy.

Latest books on our site  KS2 Fiction

There are lots of new books Beowulf, Billionaire Boy, Gorilla and The Demon Headmaster,  in our KS2 fiction section. Why not use some of the ideas and resources in your lessons?

Alphabetical KS2 Books Links to lesson plans and resources for all the key texts such as Carrie’s War, Holes and The Twits.

The Iron Man
Cross curricular maths related to the Iron man and robots.

Cross curricular 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

 Cross Curricular Maths

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 scienceMaths and geographyMaths and historyBonfire nightHalloweenSpiesSuperheroesPiratesThe RomansCastlesThe 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:

Bonfire Night The life of Guy Fawkes; Firework poetry; The Firework-maker’s daughter; write instructions for a firework party ; Bonfire night percentages and Murder Mystery at the Bonfire night.

Witches 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

Castles 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.

Christmas 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

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.

Narrative reading Year 3/4 In this section we explore some of the key texts for LKS2

Narrative Reading Year 5/6 Beowulf, Private Peaceful and The Turbulent term of Tyke Tyler. Just a few of the recommended books for UKS2.


In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf’s terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Link to resources on this site.
Private Peaceful
Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller. Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life.
War Horse
In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. The bedlam of battle had begun.
Stig of the Dump
Stig of the Dump Lesson plans and resources.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie— step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter…
Journey to Jo'burg
Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother…
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters Tells the tale of Mufaro’s two daughters, two beautiful girls who react in different ways to the king’s search for a wife…
King Arthur
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle…
Flat Stanley
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him leaving him completely flat….
The Wreck of the Zanzibar
Life on the Scilly Isles is bleak and full of hardship. Laura’s twin brother, Billy, disappears, and then a storm devastates everything. It seems there’s little hope… that is until the Zanzibar is wrecked.
Boy - Roald Dahl
“Boy” is a fascinating memoir of Roald Dahl’s childhood. Dahl shares his stories about his family, life at school and his first job.
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler
When Tyke overhears some teachers discussing the possibility of his friend Danny going to a special school next year, the only option seems to be to help Danny to cheat in the assessment test – a plan which naturally backfires…
When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down.
Street Child
Read the story of Jim Jarvis, the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children’s homes.
When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister’s illness, Michael’s world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain…
Ruskin Splinter is small and thin, with knock-knees, thick glasses and a squeaky voice, and the idea of him taming a dragon makes the whole class laugh….
Myths and legends
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. But every myth and legend has  its own origins which link to the societies and cultures of its time.
Friend or Foe
Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. Then one night the skyline of the moor is lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing.
Carrie's War
Carrie Willow and her young brother, Nick, are delivered to Paddington Station by their mother and evacuated from war-torn London. They are sent to safety in the countryside as part of “Operation Pied Piper” and  end up in a rural Welsh village.
Clockwork is an exciting, suspenseful fairy tale written in an ironic and amusing style, but with a strong moral message.
A complex story, riddled with harsh imagery and barren despair, Holes is a perceptive and intricate homage to family and friendship.
The Butterfly Lion
A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.


Kensuke's Kingdom
A boy, shipwrecked on a Pacific island discovers he has a secret protector.

Cross Curricular Literacy Writing  Literacy KS2 Narrative Writing Year 3 Narrative Writing Year 4 Narrative Writing Year 5 Narrative Writing Year 6 Non-Fiction Year 3 Non-Fiction Year 4 Non-Fiction Year 5 Non-Fiction Year 6 National Story Telling Week Settings Sentence Starters Characters Writing Frames Guided Reading Grammar And Punctuation Plays: Fantastic Mr Fox  Narrative reading year 5/6

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Science Year 3 science Healthy eating Plants Rocks Light Forces and Magnets Animals, including Humans

Year 4 Science Living Things and their Habitats Teeth The Digestive System Classification The Body States of Matter The Water Cycle Sound Food Chains Electricity Yr 4

Year 5 Science Earth and space Forces Life Cycles Reproduction in plants Properties and Changes of Materials Animals including humans

Year 6 Science Living Things and their Habitats Diet and Lifestyle Evolution and Inheritance Human Circulatory System Light- Year 6 Electricity

 Featured websites

Website Great selection of KS2 video clips from the Maths Channel.  Illuminations- InteractivesWebsite Great maths interactives website.  BBC Learning Zone- Class ClipsWebsite Excellent class clips site. Lots of videos to go along with your lessons.  Primary Treasure ChestWebsite Lots of display and other resources.

KS2 Primary Resources

Top Marks
Website Free interactive whiteboard resources


Website Display material and resources from Twinkl.
Topic Box
Website 2000 links from Topic Box
Woodlands Resources
Website The famous Woodlands website- full of unbeatable links and resources.
BBC Bitesize and Class Clips
Website Brand new BBC Bitesize site with BBC Learning Zone class clips
Website 1676 free interactive resources


Website Thousands of resources from the TES
Hamilton Trust
Video Great planning site. Some free resources but basically a subscription site.
Website 265 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary/Elementary Schools.
Primary Resources
Primary Resources

Teacher’s TV

Website Free access to the Teachers TV video archive, including videos supporting professional development, assessment, behaviour and subject teaching for primary teachers.
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