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Year 2 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 2 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.

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A complete writing curriculum for a whole year's teaching

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Browse an overview of all Year 2 units, in chronological order, showing genres and curriculum links covered

Year 2 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)

segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly

learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few homophones

learn to spell common exception words

learn to spell more words with contracted forms

learning the possessive apostrophe (singular)

distinguishing between homophones and near homophones

add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly

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

apply spelling rules and guidance as listed in English Appendix 1

Writing - Composition

writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)

writing about real events

writing poetry

writing for different purposes

planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about

writing down ideas and / or key words, including new vocabulary

encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence

evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils

re-reading to check that their writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently, including verbs in the continuous form

proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation [for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly]

read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear.

Writing - vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly (see English Appendix 2)

Learn how to use: sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command

Learn how to use: expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly]

Learn how to use: the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

Learn how to use: subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

some features of written Standard English

use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing.

Appendix 2: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Word: Formation of noun using suffixes such as -ness, -er and by compounding [for example, whiteboard, superman]

Word: Formation of adjectives using suffixes such as -ful, -less

Word: Use of the suffixes -er, -est in adjectives and the use of -ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs

Punctuation: Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences

Punctuation: commas to separate items in a list

Real Writing

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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.