Key Stage 2 units cover classic and modern fiction by well known authors and explore a range of cross-curricular themes and topics. Top titles include:
How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Skellig by David Almond
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
Each unit costs just £35+VAT and includes all the downloadable and editable planning and teaching resources needed for the whole book.
Discover which books are covered plus themes and writing outcomes in each unit.
View detailed samples for Years 3-6 including lesson plans, PowerPoint slides and supporting resources.
When the East Wind blows Mary
Poppins into the home of the Banks
children, their lives go topsy-turvy
and are changed forever.
One day, a young bear stumbles upon a piano in the forest, and he teaches himself how to play...
Mankind must put a stop to the
dreadful destruction by the Iron Man
and set a trap for him, but he cannot
be kept down.
The Selfish Giant is the story of a giant who has a change of heart when he meets
a particular child. The Happy Prince is the story of a swallow on
his way to Egypt, who takes shelter
beneath the statue of The Happy
In the nursery, only the toys that are
old and wise truly understand what
it means to be Real. The Velveteen
Rabbit, a newcomer to the nursery,
wants to know what being Real
Zoo follows the story of a family spending
a day at the zoo, looking at the animals
in the cages – or is it the animals that are looking at them?
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is
the most useless viking you’ve ever
seen. Not loud enough to make
himself heard at dinner with his
father, not hard enough to beat
his chief rival at Bashyball...
How can Phileas express
himself to Cybele when he doesn’t have enough money to buy the words?
Maxwell is an 11-year-old boy who is always in trouble until he comes across a cabinet of curiosities and finds himself erased from his life, as if he’d never existed.
Four adventurous siblings―Peter,
Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie―
step through a wardrobe door and
into the land of Narnia, a land frozen
in eternal winter and enslaved by the
power of the White Witch.
Abilene loves her blue china
rabbit, Edward Tulane, but Edward
is extremely vain and only loves
himself. On a voyage from New
York to London, Edward falls
overboard and from there finds
himself on an amazing journey.
When Lucy hears noises from behind the wall she tries to warn her parents that there are wolves banging about. But her parents
Morrigan Crow is cursed,
destined to die on her
eleventh birthday. But
as the clock strikes
midnight, she’s whisked
away and taken to the
secret city of Nevermoor
where she’s invited
to join the Wundrous
The Boy at the Back of the Class
is a child’s perspective
on the refugee crisis,
importance of friendship
and kindness in a world
that doesn’t always make
adventure story featuring
the author’s unique
knowledge of the Yukon
and the behaviour of
humans and animals
facing nature at its
The story of the man-cub
Mowgli who is raised
by wolves in the Indian
jungle, guided by his
mentors Baloo the bear,
Bagheera the black
panther and the ancient
python Kaa, and who
confronts his arch-enemy
Shere Khan the tiger.
The Rocket is about Fiorello Bodoni, a father who dreams of taking his family into space.
All Summer in a Day is about a school
on Venus, where the children only experience sunlight once every seven years.
the story of a young boy
Wizard and a young girl
Warrior who have been
taught since birth to hate
each other like poison;
and the thrilling tale of
what happens when their
two worlds collide.
embarks on his murderous course
to gain and retain the crown of
Scotland, we see the appalling
emotional and psychological
effects on both Lady Macbeth and
A strange creature – part
owl, part angel – called
Skellig who needs
Michael’s help if he is
to survive. With his new
friend Mina, Michael
nourishes Skellig back
to health, while his baby
sister languishes in the
silent graphic novel is the
story of every migrant,
every refugee, every
displaced person, and a
tribute to all those who
have made the journey.
They have survived the
Blitz, but when Simon,
Patricia, Evelyn and
Larry step through a
mysterious library door,
it is the beginning of
their most dangerous
When Tom is sent to stay at his
aunt and uncle’s house for the
summer, he resigns himself to
endless weeks of boredom. But as he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike...eleven...twelve...thirteen!
Born with a
terrible facial abnormality,
Auggie has been homeschooled
by his parents
his whole life. Now, for
the first time, he’s being
sent to a real school –
and he’s dreading it.
Through in-depth questioning throughout (focus on SATs style questions) the children became more aware of what was happening in the story and gained a deeper understanding of the themes permeating the story.
The resources excel because they enable children to make meaning from more complex texts and comprehend on different levels, with plot, character, language and structure studied in detail.
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