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Writing instructions KS2 – Year 5 unit 12: ‘Samosas’

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We’ve built this writing instructions KS2 unit for Year 5 around an original model text by Anita Loughrey; two recipes for vegetable samosas - one written for adults and the other for children.

The example text is available as a PDF in three versions (plain, illustrated and annotated). We’ve also included annotated and non-annotated PowerPoint presentations.

Real Writing Year 5 - Unit 12

Model text: Savoury recipes
Curriculum Links: (Design & technology)

In this two-week writing instructions KS2 unit, pupils will learn how to write instructions for different audiences, investigating differing levels of formality. They will learn how to structure recipes and will have the opportunity to make savoury recipes, writing their own set of instructions for food that they have made.

Key curriculum skills

We’ve included two fully-resourced lesson plans for Year 5 English objectives:

1. Vocabulary - To select appropriate vocabulary, understanding how such choices change and enhance meaning (levels of formality through the use of appropriate synonyms)
Pupils will: Write formal and informal sentences using synonyms from a card sort activity; look up synonyms in a thesaurus and rank these in order of tone from formal to informal. Write formal instructions on how to make a sandwich.

2. Composition - To link ideas within and across paragraphs using adverbials of time and number
Pupils will: Order instructions on how to make toast and add adverbials of time and number; write a set of instructions on how to plant a seed using adverbials of time.

Revisited skills

  • expanded noun phrases
  • prepositions and fronted adverbials
  • brackets, dashes and commas to separate parenthesis
  • using organisational and presentational devices to structure the text

Year 5 words: featured vocabulary

Spelling words: temperature, vegetable
Tier 2 words: preparation, delicious, healthy, samosa, scrumptious
Tier 3 words: energy, saturated fat, carbohydrates, fibre, protein

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