Key stage 2 English resources

Find worksheets, exercises, class activities and teaching ideas for key stage 2 children. Our English teaching resources will develop reading, writing and speaking skills. 

Writing - transcription

Spelling and handwriting resources including:

  • alliteration
  • homophones
  • prefixes
  • word groups.

Writing - composition

Create fictional and non-fiction writing. Exercises include:

  • describing
  • instructions
  • poetry.

Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar

GPS activities cover:

  • punctuation
  • direct speech
  • synonyms
  • word classes.

Reading - word level

Resources include:

  • using newspapers
  • words within words
  • word morphing
  • reading responses.

Reading - comprehension

Improve inference and deduction. Activities include:

  • dictionary work
  • fiction texts
  • non-fiction texts.

Spoken language

Conversation starters, role plays, drama and debates. Activities include:

  • Harry Potter scenarios
  • desert island decisions.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (4)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (1)
Advertising (13)
Akimbo and the Elephants by Alexander McCall Smith (2)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1)
Alliteration (3)
Alphabet (16)
Arguments (20)
Basic punctuation (44)
Biography and autobiography (21)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1)
Books by Anne Fine (6)
Books by Beatrix Potter (11)
Books by Benedict Blathwayt (2)
Books by Curtis Jobling (1)
Books by Dick King Smith (4)
Books by J.R.R. Tolkien (1)
Books by Jack Cheng (2)
Books by Jeremy Strong (1)
Books by Julia Donaldson (1)
Books by Mary Hoffman (1)
Books by Megan Rix (4)
Books by Michael Morpurgo (15)
Books by Phil Earle (1)
Books by R.J.Palacio (2)
Books by Rick Riordan (2)
Books by Roald Dahl (29)
Books by Roddy Doyle (1)
Books by Terry Pratchett (1)
Character description (35)
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (3)
Communication and language (7)
Complex punctuation (49)  New resource!
Complex sentences (80)  New resource!
Conjunctions and connectives (21)
Contractions (3)
Debate (15)
The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross (1)
Developing vocabulary (28)
Diaries (16)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (5)
The Diary of Dennis the Menace by Steven Butler (1)
Dictionary work (15)
Different genres – mystery, ghost, fantasy (13)
Direct speech (8)
Drama and role play (31)
Duty Calls series by James Holland (7)
Explanations (9)
Fables (4)
Features of writing (21)
The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman (4)
General (21)  New resource!
Gods and Warriors series by Michelle Paver (1)
Grandpa Chatterji by Jamila Gavin (1)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (2)
Handwriting (6)
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (14)
High frequency/irregular words (32)
Homophones (11)
Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse by Francesca Simon (1)
Inference and deduction (166)  New resource!
Information retrieval – narrative (109)  New resource!
Information retrieval – non-fiction (70)  New resource!
Instructions (30)
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes (4)
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (1)
Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter (1)
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden (1)
Letter writing (23)
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (2)
Lionboy by Zizou Corder (1)
Literacy (10)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1)
Matilda Who Told Lies, and was Burned to Death by Hilaire Belloc (1)
Morphology and etymology (4)
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (1)
Myths and legends (7)
Newspapers (28)
Non-chronological reports (52)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1)
Persuasive writing (39)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1)
Phonics (215)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning (11)
Play scripts (10)
Poem based resources (33)
Poems on a theme (56)
Poetry - creating images (20)
Poetry - exploring form (21)
Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming (38)
Prefixes and suffixes (14)  New resource!
Presentations (11)
Recounts (14)
Review resources (2)
Settings (12)
Simple sentences (61)
Spelling for beginners (65)
Spelling for older learners (62)
Stories which raise issues and dilemmas (3)
Stories with familiar settings (5)
Street Child by Berlie Doherty (3)
Structuring plots and planning (44)
Syllables (2)
Synonyms and antonyms (14)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (2)
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (1)
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher (1)
The Fairies by William Allingham (1)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1)
Traditional stories (30)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1)
Tuesday by David Wiesner (3)
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp (9)
Verb tenses (25)
Weslandia by Paul Fleischman (1)
The Whales' song by Dylan Sheldon and Gary Blythe (1)
Word classes (59)
Word classes (11)
Word classes (59)
Word classes (11)
Word classes (59)
Word classes (11)
Word classes (59)
Word classes (11)
Word classes (59)
Word classes (11)
Word classes (59)
Word classes (11)
Word classes (59)
Word groups (21)
Works by Shakespeare (6)

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