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Writing Units

 

Year 1:

  • Writing simple sentences
  • Book study - character descriptions & setting descriptions
  • Instructional writing
  • Recounts
  • Information books (cross-curricular link to Science)
  • Reciting and creating poetry
  • Author study
  • Statements and questions
  • Fantasy stories
  • Fairy tales

 

Year 2:

  • Dictionary work
  • Recounts
  • Buddy Bee
  • Harvest walk (cross curricular link)
  • Rhyming poems - knowing poems by heart
  • Traditional stories
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Author study
  • Writing poems that rhyme
  • Explanations
  • Finding facts
  • Shape poems
  • Letter writing
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Year 3:

  • Words and meanings
  • Author study - Roald Dahl
  • Report Writing
  • Playscripts
  • Adventure and mystery
  • Instructions
  • Rhyming Couplets
  • Information texts
  • Legends
  • Poetry by heart
  • Exciting writing

 

Year 4:

  • Recounts
  • Fables
  • Stories set in imaginary worlds
  • Explanation texts
  • Persuasive writing - advertising
  • Formal letter writing
  • Stories from other cultures
  • Author study
  • Knowing and performing narrative poetry
  • Persuasive letter writing
  • Poetry - Kennings and Clerihews
  • Exciting writing

 

Year 5:

  • Instructional writing
  • Information texts (cross curricular link to Geography)
  • Myths and legends
  • Play scripts
  • Persuasive writing
  • Narrative suspense stories
  • Author study - Michael Morpurgo
  • Film narrative
  • Poetry with similes and metaphors
  • Performance poetry
  • Exciting writing

 

Year 6:

  • Instructional writing - extreme climates
  • Descriptive writing - extreme climates
  • Information texts - nature library
  • Letter writing - nature library
  • Author study - character sketch
  • Formal narrative - body pump
  • Diary writing - Mayans
  • Short stories - Mayans
  • Instructional writing - textiles
  • Biographical writing - everything changes
  • Balance argument - everything changes
  • Leaflets - South America
  • Descriptive writing - South America
  • Persuasive letter - artist study
  • Journalistic writing - pilgrimage
  • Diary writing - pilgrimage 
  • Report writing - WW2
  • Letter writing - WW2
  • Descriptive and poetic writing - WW2
  • Instrucional writing - framed structure
  • Formal narrative - religion and beliefs
  • Short stories - religions and beliefs 
  • France projects
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