Writing

Overview

Writing at Parkfield is taught using 'The Write Stuff' approach by Jane Considine. We take our inspiration from a range of novels and texts. Our non-fiction witing links with our topic work, where appropriate. Each year we build on our skills and write a wide range of genres. The narratives that we write are many different kinds of stories.

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

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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

  • George and the Dragon, a narrative.

  • The day the crayons quit - persuasive letter



Spring 2

  • The marvelous Fluffy, Squishy Itty Bitty - Narrative

  • Big Cats Non-Chronological Report

Summer 1

  • Throughout this unit of work we will be writing poetry and stories during our English lessons and also creating a fascinating facts board about the Monarchs that we are learning about.


Summer 2

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Year 3

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based on The Happy Prince

  • Signs and slogans - a design for the city.

  • Leaflets about things to do, things to see and local people's views.

Autumn 2

  • Stardust - Jeanne Willis a narrative about family

  • How a Robot Dog Works - film Mr Hublot - non fiction explanation

Spring 1

  • The magic paintbrush - narrative.

Spring 2

  • The Street Beneath My Feet, explanation writing. The children will write an explanation going deep underground through soil referencing different scenes and animals, With a focus on the countryside.

Summer 1

  • Star in the Jar a narrative story. This story deals with the issues around being lost and finding your way again. The children will write an interesting plot story.

Summer 2

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Year 4

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based on The Great Chocoplot

  • Persuasive text about better dental hygiene

  • Explanation and presentation about the digestive flow chart

Autumn 2

  • The BFG - A narrative story about friendship

  • Instructions

Spring 1

  • Flood - narrative.

Spring 2

  • Non-fiction newspaper report, based on 'The Creature'. They will use their Blue Abyss topic knowledge to write their own reports on a creature of their choice.

Summer 1

  • The class will be writing a narrative about Aladdin and his magic lamp.

Summer 2

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Year 5

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based on Zoo by Anthony Browne

  • Funny or terrifying comic strip about a mini beast

  • Limericks and Kennings about mini beasts

Autumn 2

  • I believe in Unicorns, Michael Morpurgo. Narrative war writing.

  • Non-chronological reports

Spring 1

  • Cosmic! An adventure story.

  • Mars Transmission: a non-fiction report, journal/diary.

Spring 2

  • The fantastic flying books of Mr Morris Lessmore - fantasy story. They will write about a hurricane.

  • Scott of the Antartic by E and J Dawdeswell and Angela Seddon. A balanced argument talking to the film makers about when it's appropriate to help animals in nature.

Summer 1

  • Throughout this unit of work we will be writing non-chronological reports, diaries and stories based on The Secret Garden.

Summer 2

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Year 6

Autumn 1

  • Narrative based on The Firework Maker's Daughter

  • Non-Chronological report about a fictitious animal.

Autumn 2

  • Writing non-fiction letters about the Blitz - Letters From the Lighthouse: Emma Carroll.

  • Rose Blanche study

  • Goodnight Mr Tom: narrative

Spring 1

  • A Monster Calls, a horror story!

Spring 2

  • Kensuke's Kingdom, narrative adventure. Inspired by Kensuke’s kingdom, they will be travelling to a ‘frozen kingdom’ on a polar expedition. They will become separated from their parents and write about their bid to survive the freezing conditions.

  • This will then be followed by a non-fiction speech writing in the style of Greta Thunberg.

Summer 1

  • Throughout this unit of work we will be writing narrative, non-chronological report and newspapers.

Summer 2

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