Writing KS2 Literacy. Improve your writing skills with these links to free to use English KS2 resources.
'What A Wonderful World' Video
David Attenborough narrates his unique version of the song 'What a Wonderful World' accompanied by images from the BBC’s wildlife and natural history archive. Could be used as a stimulus or source of inspiration for literacy exercises on the natural world. Children could be asked to examine the meaning of song lyrics or asked to reinterpret their favourite song as a poem.
A Dark And Stormy Night Lesson Plan
The main focus of the activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening and reading skills and also for practising past tenses and descriptive vocabulary.
A frustrated writer sits in his boat out to sea. (metaphorically or literally, I am unsure) He sends messages to his loved one via origami cranes and she replies by sending them back across the water. Teaching Ideas. Discuss why they might be sending letters rather than talking. What do the messages mean? Write diary entries for each of them. Write a narrative. Write messages between the two of them on origami cranes. Write messages to someone special in their own life.
Mystery Cube Interactive
Children will use the online tool to identify the setting, the crime or mystery that occurs, the detective, the victim, the clues, and the solution. The cube can be printed and cut out.
Pigeon Impossible Video
Secret Agent Walter Beckett has a problem of pigeon sized proportions. Teaching Ideas. Create comic strips and picture boards from the story. Write more missions for Walter which are spoilt by the pigeon. Write a news report on events, interviewing key witnesses etc. Write a persuasive argument giving an argument for why it was not the pigeon's fault. Should we feed the pigeons in the street? Discuss.
The Story Starter Shed Text
We've been collecting story starters, you can use them with your class. Choose from 80. I didn’t mean to kill her. The air turned black all around me. Icy fingers gripped my arm in the darkness. Wandering through the graveyard it felt like something was watching me. The eyes in the painting follow him down the corridor. A shrill cry echoed in the mist