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.
Outcome: Read, write and perform free verse
Dance with me Autumn
Outcomes: A 5-couplet poem is the focus with an outcome about winter based on the structure of the autumn poem studied
Outcomes: Based on The Magnificent Bull from the Dinka Tribe; writing and performing a Dinka-inspired poem about the blue whale is the outcome
Outcomes: Various concrete poems linked to animals are shared with the outcome of an individual concrete poem being created
Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman
Outcome: Recount: letter in role
Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister
Outcome: Fiction: fantasy story based on a fable
Counting on Katherine
by Helaine Becker
Outcome: Non-chronological report / recount
Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
Outcome: Non-chronological report: write about a particular species of dragon
Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies
Outcome: Persuasion: leaflet persuading for the protection of the blue whale
Journey by Aaron Becker
Outcome: Fiction: adventure story based on Journey using the language of Berlie Doherty
Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr
Outcome: Persuasion: tourism leaflet for Paris/Egypt
Outcome: Write a news report of an unfolding event including detail expressed in ways which will engage the reader/viewer.
Outcome: Create a flowchart to write an explanation of a process, ensuring relevant details are included and accounts ended effectively.
Outcome: notetaking using ICT texts to inform reports
Persuasion – persuasive letter writing
Outcome: present a point of view in the form of a letter linking points persuasively and selecting style and vocabulary appropriate to the reader.
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.