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 The Spiderwick Chronicles, Danny Champion of the World, 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?
Here is our selection of lesson plans, resources, video and activities for cross curricular literacy:
Compare and contrast multiple versions of Cinderella by different authors and from different cultures – see Egyptians Literacy
The Egyptian Cinderella; Cinderella around the World; Then Times Travelling Cat; Egyptian Adventures.
Heroes of Troy;Labours of Hercules; Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Pandora’s Box;King Midas . 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.
Romulus and Remus playscript; Boudicca poem and storyboard, The Roman Mysteries; The History Shed Dum Spiro; Roman poetry.
Space Pirates narrative, Chimp in Space, Take a trip into space to visit another planet. All through different writing genres (radio adverts, reports, newspapers, explanations, arguments, complaint letters, instructions etc.)
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons literacy
Viking Sagas BBC Schools Radio; 8 Anglo-Saxon videos from the BBC; Norse Myths; Beowulf; How to Train your Dragon.
Letter writing: Letter of complaint; Letter writing resources from Primary Resources: complaints, postcards,formal and informal letter language.Use leaflets and websites of castles and tourist sites to provide examples of many different text types.
Scientists and experts express two sides of the argument on both cloning and fertility treatment;Uniform vs Non-uniform; Should games consoles be used in the classroom? ; Rights and wrongs of children playing computer games.
Journalistic writing Y6
BBC Learning Zone – Class clips- Journalism; BBC Bitesize Newspaper writing’Boy rescued from fire!’; Read the news report and organise the information into who, what, where, why and when ; Your junior reporters have handed in two badly written stories and it’s your job to put things right!; Be a Sports reporter.
Biography and autobiography Y6
Neil Armstrong; Florence Nightingale; Shakespeare; Charles Dickens; Roald Dahl; Anne Frank
Read and evaluate letters, for example from newspapers or magazines, intended to inform, protest, complain, persuade, considering (i) how they are set out…
Inspire children to write their own holiday brochures for mountain resorts; A concise breakdown of the key aspects for writing persuasively; Persuasive Words and PhrasesPersuasive BlurbsPersuasive Writing Frame ; Planning for Y5 unit of work on persuasive writing linked to topic/ theme of water with PSHCE links; A 4 week unit of work with children designing and planning their own chocolate bar, then they produce an advertising campaign to go with it.
Create written instructions for a film animal of their choice to perform and discover the secrets of how the animal actors in the Harry Potter™ film series were trained; Step-by-step instructions with photo illustrations for a wide range of art projects; Tasks that can be inspired by this animation. Children could ‘invent’ there own flying machine and label their diagram before writing instructions on how it works.
KS2 Primary Resources