Key Stage 2 English

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Key Stage 2 English covers a range of topics such as myths, poetry, novels, plays, newspaper articles, information texts, biography and autobiography.

You can support your child at home with hundreds of KS2 English worksheets to boost their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and ensure they are reaching the required level for spelling, punctuation and grammar, reading comprehension and handwriting.

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What your child learns in Key Stage 2 English
Your guide to what your child will learn in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in English.
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How to use a SATs past paper: KS2 English
Completing past papers is a great way to help your child prepare for their Year 6 SATs, but how should you use the tests at home? Read our guide, compiled by a primary-school teacher, to help your child get the most out of their reading, writing and spelling practice for the KS2 English SATs test.
Alliteration and assonance
What are alliteration, assonance and consonance?
When analysing poetry your primary-school child might mention alliteration, assonance and consonance. We explain what they've been taught to look out for in literacy lessons.

Worksheets

Pronouns explained worksheet
Pronouns explained
A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun. We use pronouns so that we don’t have to keep repeating a noun in our writing. Which nouns would you replace with pronouns in this passage?
Commas revision worksheet
Commas revision
Commas are used to separate parts of a sentence (they are usually inserted before a connective, but not always). They are also used when lists of adjectives are put before a noun. They are also used on either side of a drop-in clause. Put the commas in where you think they should go in this passage.
Conversations in writing worksheet
Conversations in writing
Continue a conversation between two characters, remembering the rules of writing speech: Start each character’s speech on a new line, use “ to open the speech, end the speech with !, ? or , and use ” to close the speech. Don't forget to use a reporting clause (for example: shouted the mouse, replied Frank), too!
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English booster packs for Key Stage 2

Put KS2 literacy skills into action with hundreds of activities to boost your child's knowledge and confidence. Covering all the core learning objectives for Years 3-6 in English, you'll discover fun ways to support learning in these fantastic booster packs:

Literacy Homework Helper

Literacy Homework Helper

Literacy Homework Helper covers the ins and outs of reading, writing and spelling as they are taught in the primary national curriculum. Whether you are trying to help with a specific piece of homework, your child has a problem with a topic they’ve covered at school, or you just want to give an extra boost at home to their literacy learning, this resource is designed for you to be able to quickly find relevant information for you and practical ideas and activities to help your child.

Learning Journey

KS2 English Learning Journey

There is an English Learning Journey programme for each year of KS2, covering all the core areas of learning your child will be expected to master in English during Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Work through the 40 worksheets that comprise each programme in order, or pick those that cover topics you know your child is struggling with, and by the end of the school year you can be sure your child's learning is on track.

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Discover great learning packs to support KS2 English learning

We have lots of topic-specific learning packs, filled with information for parents and worksheets and games for children, to cement learning on core KS2 English learning areas. Why not have a look at these:

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