Where possible teaching in English should link to the wider curriculum where pupils can build vocabulary to enrich their writing. From the start pupils should all edit and improve their writing, beginning with reading back simple words or sentences to developing more complex editing strategies throughout the different year groups. Length of teaching units should be determined by the class teacher according to the needs of the class.
There are no such things as Monsters
Outcome: Poetry linked to monsters with a model poem using simple language patterns as the outcome
At the Zoo
Outcomes: Investigate list poems on a variety of themes before writing their own about a visit to a museum.
Outcomes: Senses vocabulary is explored to create a poem about fruit
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
Outcome: story based on the structure of Lost and Found
Nibbles by Emma Yarlett
Outcome: Recount: diary
The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright
Outcome: Fiction: story based on the structure of The Lion Inside.
Grandpa’s Gift by Fiona Lumber (Journey Story)
The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie
Outcome: Fiction: story based on the structure of The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth.
Toys in Space by Mini Grey
Outcome: Fiction: story based on the structure of Toys in Space.
Goldilocks and just the one bear by Leigh Hodgkinson
Outcome: Fiction: story based on the structure of Goldilocks and just the one bear. Extension: Non-chronological report
Labels, captions and lists
Outcome: writing for in class exhibition or every day procedure
Outcome: Write a simple first person-based recount based on personal experience, using adverbs of time to enhance writing.
Outcome: Following a practical experience write up a set of instructions. Use instructional language.
Outcome: Write a simple non chronological report. Distinguish between I and we.
Outcome: Reinforce teaching from spring term.
Outcome: Draw pictures to illustrate a simple process and prepare several sentences to support the explanation.
All books/texts/excerpts used will be selected to enrich language. Classrooms will be language rich environments and staff will promote a love of reading and writing. Teachers are encouraged to immerse the children in language through Talk4Writing, book battles, poetry for performance, debate etc…. Teachers may choose one text to delve deeper into to enrich understanding and love for books at any point during the term. Pupils should be encouraged to write and read for pleasure and this should be celebrated.