Writing

Overview

In Reception and Year 1 writing is taught as part of Read Write Inc, a systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme. In Year 2, this programme continues until the end of the Autumn term. From Spring of Year 2 to Year 6, writing is taught using 'The Write Stuff' approach by Jane Considine. We take our inspiration from a range of novels and texts. Our writing usually links with other areas of the curriculum, such as geography, history or science, where appropriate. Each year we build on our skills and write a wide range of genres.

Reception

Autumn 1

  • The children use pictures of people who help us. They write who they are and what they do.

  • Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood. Say and write what is the same and different about themselves and their friend, using photographs.

  • Children write a thank you letter to someone who helps them at home.

Autumn 2

  • Non-fiction facts about Autumn

  • Recipes - beginning to write instructions and lists for cooking

  • Letter to Santa - using 'Dear' and signing the letter off.

Spring 1

  • lists

  • Checklist

  • Captions

  • Labels

Spring 2.

  • They will explore 'once upon a time' and goodies and baddies' and fairy tales with a twist.

  • We will be looking at problems and solutions in fairy tales.

  • We will be following recipes to make porridge and gingerbread biscuits.

Summer 1

  • instructions

  • recipes

  • lists

  • Small farm books for children to write in.

  • Farmyard pencil control sheets.

  • Range of fiction and non-fiction books about farms.

  • Puppets of farm animals.

Summer 2

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Year 1

Autumn 1

  • Children write labels and sentences about famous London landmarks

  • Narrative sentences about The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anthony

  • Role play: Children act out asking and answering questions at the tourist information office

Autumn 2

  • Writing interesting sentences: Chicken Licken - Vera Southgate

  • Poetry rhyming words: Seasons (poems about) – Brian Moses

Spring 1

  • Narrative sentences with adjectives based on the story of the 'Gruffalo'.

  • Non fiction writing about woodland creatures, including fact sentences and question sentences.

Spring 2

  • The children will become familiar with dairy stories and other traditional tales.

  • They write with mystery and adventure linked to enchanted woodlands.

Summer 1

  • recounts

  • fables

  • lists

  • instructions

  • nursery rhymes

  • poems

Summer 2

  • xxx

  • xxx

Year 2

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based on Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland

  • Letters in a bottle - Letter

  • How to stay safe at the sea shore – Fact book

Autumn 2

  • The Secret of Black Rock - Joe Todd Stanton - adventure under the sea story

  • Meerkat at Christmas - a postcard.

  • My Christmas Star - narrative TV advert from a film.

Spring 1

  • Narrative writing based upon 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

  • A persuasive letter based upon 'The Day The Crayons Quit'.



Spring 2

  • A narrative based upon 'Itty Bitty Fluffy' by Beatrice Alemagna

  • An information text on plants

Summer 1

  • A narrative based upon 'building boy' by Ross Montgomery.

  • A set of instructions around how to construct a bird feeder


Summer 2

  • Poetry based on 'If I were in charge of the world' by Jidth Viorst

  • A non-chronological report on Big Cats

Year 3

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based upon 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura

  • A scientific report on skeletons & muscles.

Autumn 2

  • Poetry based upon Autumn

  • A persuasive holiday brochure on 'Skara Brae' by Dawn Finch

Spring 1

  • A narrative based upon' The Street Beneath My Feet' by Charlotte Guillian

  • A non-chronological report on earthquakes.

Spring 2

  • A narrative based upon 'The Secret of Black Rock' by Joe Todd-Stanton

  • A set of instructions based upon 'My Strong Mind' by Niels Van Hove

Summer 1

  • A narrative based upon 'Theseus & The Minotaur' by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

  • A newspaper report based upon 'Wizards Of Once' by Cressida Cowell

Summer 2

  • A narrative based upon 'Star in the jar' by Sam Hay

  • A diary based upon 'The Journal of Lliona' by Richard Platt

Year 4

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based upon 'Beowulf' by Michael Morpurgo

  • An explanation text based upon 'Gut Garden: A Journey into the Wonderful World of Your Microbiome' by Katie Brosnan.

Autumn 2

  • A narrative based upon 'Wolves in the walls' by Neil Gaiman.

  • A persuasive speech based upon an Anglo-Saxon battle.

Spring 1

  • Poetry based upon 'The River' by Valorie Bloom.

  • A newspaper report based upon 'The Creature'

Spring 2

  • A narrative based upon 'Float' by Daniel Miyares

  • A persuasive advert for an alternative to plastic straws.

Summer 1

  • An explanation text - 'how does a robot dog work?'

  • A biography text on Hatshepsut, the Egyptian Queen.

Summer 2

  • A narrative based upon 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes

  • A diary based upon 'Secrets of a sun king' by Emma Carroll.

Year 5

Autumn 1

  • A narrative based upon 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

  • Non-chronological reports about Emperor Penguins

Autumn 2

  • A narrative based upon 'One Small Step' by Taiko Studios.

  • A journal based upon the Mars transmission.

Spring 1

  • A poetry unit based upon 'The Malfeasance' by Alan Bold.

  • A persuasive letter based upon 'Kick' by Mitch Johnson

Spring 2

  • A narrative based upon 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne

  • A biography inspired by David Attenborough

Summer 1

  • A narrative based upon 'I believe in Unicorns' by Michael Morpurgo.

  • A balanced argument about screen use in children.

Summer 2

  • A narrative based upon 'Zoo' by Anthony Browne

  • A persuasive speech about plastic pollution

Year 6

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based upon 'Henry's Freedom Box' by Ellen Levine

  • Biographies for Black History Month

Autumn 2

  • Narrative based upon 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna.

  • Persuasive letter based upon 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman

Spring 1

  • Narrative based upon either Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone or Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

  • Diary inspired by Earnest Shackleton

Spring 2

  • Narrative based upon 'The Titanic Detective Agency'

  • Persuasive brochure to a frozen kingdom.

Summer 1

  • Narrative based upon 'Rose Blanche' by Christophe Gallaz

  • Persuasive speech writing around going into battle.

Summer 2

  • Balanced Discussion - based upon 'Wonder' by RJ Palacio

  • Narrative Poetry based upon 'Moth' by Isabel Thomas.