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Key Stage 2 Resources

Teachers of Key Stage 2 (KS2) can use the many teaching materials and resources of the Key Stage 2 Integration Programme (KIP).

KIP resources are available for all KS2 teachers

KIP is a primary literacy programme for P4, P5 and P6 classes. There is no longer a need to be a KIP school to use the units and resources. KIP has been replaced by the enhanced version entitled Keys 2 Literacy Development (Keys2). However, all schools can have access and use the KIP resources if they do not wish to join Keys2. 

Available resources

The programme is based on authentic literature and uses a text type approach. Units assist students to read and write a variety of text types effectively:

  • narrative, e.g. poem, recount, story, tale, description, script, biography, diary
  • information, e.g. report, list, notice, brochure, timetable
  • persuasive, e.g. advertisement, debate, argument
  • procedural, e.g. recipe, instructions
  • exchange, e.g.  letter, email 


Units of work (workshops)

The programme materials include units of work (workshops) for shared reading and reading aloud as well as process writing (including cooperative learning). These units of work are called ‘workshops’ as they aim to fulfill the 40% English workshop per week required by the English Language Curriculum Guide (2004).

The workshops may be taught as stand-alone units. However, the writing units require the parallel reading unit to be taught first.

  • Each KIP reading workshop lasts for a minimum of 3 single lessons, with optional supplementary material to extend the unit.
  • Each KIP writing workshop lasts for a minimum of 3 double lessons following the prerequisite reading workshop.

Ideally, teaching a number of workshops will reinforce the focus content, e.g. text types, text grammar, reading and writing strategies, vocabulary.


Resources

A range of resources, including posters and student booklets, supports the KIP workshops but may also be used for other English language purposes.

To view these resources for KS2, click here.

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