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Year 1 Model Texts For Teaching
KS1 English

Use the curriculum map below to find Real Writing resources that cover all of the writing objectives from the Year 1 programme of study. Each of the 25 units for this year group includes a rich, annotated model text, written by a talented children's author, together with a teaching framework and detailed, fully resourced lesson plans that focus on teaching aspects of vocabulary, grammar and composition, alongside tier 2 and 3 vocabulary, and statutory spelling words.

Reading & Writing
A complete writing curriculum for a whole year's teaching

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Browse an overview of all Year 1 units, in chronological order, showing genres and curriculum links covered

Year 1 English Curriculum - Writing

Select a curriculum objective to see which resources can be used to deliver this. In Focus Lessons the curriculum objective is a main teaching outcome. Units listed as Explore and Revise include the objective, but it is not central to the resource.

Writing - Transcription (Spelling)

spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught

spell common exception words

spell the days of the week

name the letters of the alphabet (naming the letters in order and using letter names)

add prefixes and suffixes: -s or -es

add prefixes and suffixes: un-

add prefixes and suffixes: -ing, -ed, -er, -est where no change is needed to the root word

apply simple spelling rules and guidance as listed in English Appendix 1

write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far

Writing - Composition

saying out loud what they are going to write about

composing a sentence orally before writing it

sequencing sentences to form short narratives

re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

Writing - vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

leaving spaces between words

joining words and joining clauses using and

beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark

using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

Appendix 2: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

How words can combine to make sentences

Real Writing

See the full Year 1 Real Writing collection

Draw on fully resourced grammar and composition lesson plans for each unit that guide children towards an extended independent writing outcome - with links to other subject areas.