Key Stage 2 Creative Writing Checklist

Creative Writing can be difficult for children to master. The S6 rainbow is designed to be used as a checklist for children working on a creative writing piece. The key elements that are required are represented by a colour of the rainbow and the process that they should follow is explained underneath the rainbow.

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Educational Websites

There are a multitude of websites that can assist with KS1 literacy and numeracy skills. These are just a few of our favourites!

KEY STAGE 2 ENGLISH

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KEY STAGE 2 MATHS (YEARS 3-4)

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KEY STAGE 2 MATHS (YEARS 5-6)

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KS2 Recommended Reading List

The following authors are recommended for children who are currently in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6).

Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton, Allan Ahlberg, Morris Gleitzman, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Louis Sachar, Anthony Horrowitz, David Walliams, Jeff Kinney.

In addition to these authors, the following books are recommended:


YEAR 3



The Sheep Pig


Dick King-Smith

Bill’s New Frock


Anne Fine

The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog


Jeremy Strong

Animal Ark series


Lucy Daniels

Horrid Henry series

Francesca Henry


Charlotte’s Web


E B White

Mystery Winklesea

Helen Cresswell


Mr Majeika


Humphrey Carpenter

The Sam Pig Story Book

Alison Uttley


Railway Cat


Phyllis Arkle

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


J K Rowling


YEAR 4



Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll


Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe


Smart Girls


Robert Leeson

Beowolf


Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

Philip Pullman


The Dragon’s Child

Jenny Nimmo

The Ghost Blades


Anthony Masters

Sara, Plain and Tall


Patricia MacLachlan

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky


Susan Jeffers

Robi Dobi

Madhur Jaffrey


The Reluctant Dragon


Kenneth Grahame


Flow


Pippa Goodhart


The Crazy Shoe Shuffle


Gillian Cross

The Sea Piper


Helen Cresswell

The Chocolate Touch

Patrick Skene Catling


Spacebaby


Henrietta Branford

Gregory Cool


Caroline Binch

A Pot of Gold


Jill Bennett

Fog Hounds Wind Cat Sea Mice

Joan Aiken


The Demon Headmaster


Gillian Cross

Dog So Small

Philippa Pearce


Emil and the Detectives


Erich Kastner

The Iron Man


Ted Hughes

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


C S Lewis

Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder


Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C O’Brien


Stig of the Dump


Clive King


YEAR 5



The Diddakoi

Rumer Godden


Mister Monday

Garth Nix


Aquila

Andrew Norris


Harry and the Wrinklies

Alan Temperley


A Christmas Carol


Charles Dickens

Dragon Rider

Cornelia Funke


Journey To Jo’burg


Beverly Naidoo

Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson


The Owl Service

Alan Garner


Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman


Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce


Watership Down

Richard Adams


The Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula Le Guin


Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken


Where the Red Fern Grows

Wilson Rawls


Little Women

Louisa May Alcott


The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson-Burnett


Artemis Fowl


Eoin Colfer

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame


Anne of Green Gables

L M Montgomery


Black Beauty

Anna Sewell


The Other Side of Truth

Beverly Naidoo


Harry Potter series

J K Rowling



YEAR 6



Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden


When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit


Judith Kerr

Forgotten Voices of the Second World War


Max Arthur

The Diamond of Drury Lane

Julia Golding


Framed


Frank Cottrell Boyce

Homecoming

Cynthia Voigt


Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman


Knife Edge


Malorie Blackman

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾


Sue Townsend

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson


Mortal Engines


Philip Reeve

Dragon Keeper


Carole Wilkinson

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Mark Haddon

Peter Pan


J M Barrie

Wizard of Oz

Frank L Baum


Robinson Crusoe


Daniel Defoe

Oliver Twist


Charles Dickens

Jungle Book


Rudyard Kipling

The Railway Children


E Nesbit

The Borrowers


Mary Norton

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain


Alex Rider series

Anthony Horowitz


My Story series


Various


Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl


Anne Frank

Sabriel


Garth Nix


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