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Year 3 Model Texts For Teaching
KS2 English

Use the curriculum map below to find Real Writing resources that cover all of the writing objectives from the Year 3 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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Year 3 English Curriculum - Writing

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

Writing - Transcription (Spelling)

Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them

Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

Spell words that are often misspelt

Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History

Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Writing - Composition

Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar

Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English

Plan their writing by discussing and recording ideas

Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science

Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures

Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography

Draft and write by organising paragraphs around a theme

Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot

Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

In non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]

Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements

Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science

Evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences

Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography

Read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using approapriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear

Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Writing - vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although

Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography

Using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense

Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause

Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography

Using and punctuating direct speech

Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Appendix 2: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Formation of nouns using a range of prefixes [for example super–, anti–, auto–]

Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History

Use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel [for example, a rock, an open box]

Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T

Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning [for example, solve, solution, solver, dissolve, insoluble]

Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 23: Volcano
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art

Expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions [for example, when, before, after, while, so, because]

Unit 3: The Natural Circle of Life - Flowering Plants
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: What Time is it? GMT and the Time Zones
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography

Expressing time, place and cause using prepositions [for example, before, after, during, in, because of]

Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 22: I Have...
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: English
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

Expressing time, place and cause using adverbs [for example, then, next, soon, therefore]

Unit 2: How to Make a Healthy Fruit Salad
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Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: D&T
Unit 16: Ada Lovelace
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 25: Diary of a Fossil Hunter
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: How to Build an Iron Age Roundhouse
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Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 4: Why Should I Visit Skara Brae?
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Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Roman Army Formations
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: How Magnets Help Us
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Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: The Beautiful Game
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Biomes
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: The First Scientist
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: Who Was Queenie McKenzie?
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 12: Why Buy This Brick?
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Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 13: The Music of the Moldau
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 14: Come to Darlingwood Academy
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Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: English
Unit 15: Letter to a Penpal
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: Cave Challenge
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: A Mother's Blessing
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Secret Mardi Gras King
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Journey to the Arctic Circle
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: Volcano
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: The Mystery Rucksack
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

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