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Year 4 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 4 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 4 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 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: The Tropics
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Spell further homophones

Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals and in words with irregular plurals

Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science

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

Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far

Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography

Spell words that are often misspelt

Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
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 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 22: Dreams of Escape
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: The Tropics
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Plan their writing by discussing and recording ideas

Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
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 Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 22: Dreams of Escape
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science

Draft and write by organising paragraphs around a theme

Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE
Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: The Tropics
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: Dreams of Escape
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Science

In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot

Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

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

Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

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

Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

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

Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: The Tropics
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science

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 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: The Tropics
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: Dreams of Escape
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Science
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 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music

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

Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science

Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition

Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 21: The Tropics
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 22: Dreams of Escape
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause

Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Using fronted adverbials

Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: Who Do You Think You Are?
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Using commas after fronted adverbials

Unit 12: Save Our Ancient Woodlands
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: Banksy: Artist or Vandal?
Explore and Revise
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 25: Stay Safe in the Sun
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: PSHE

Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns

Unit 6: Fair's Fair: What is Fairtrade?
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science

Using and punctuating direct speech

Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Appendix 2: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms [for example, we were instead of we was, or I did instead of I done

Unit 10: Worth Its Weight In Gold!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: Dear Gran
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

Sentence: Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases (e.g. the teacher expanded to: the strict maths teacher with curly hair)

Unit 11: Amazing Animals: the Arctic Fox
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Joe's Hooded Hawk
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 17: The Tale of Johnny Appleseed
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: Dreams of Escape
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: Terrific Teeth!
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: How to Build a Roman Road
Explore and Revise
Genre: instructional
Curricular Link: History
Unit 3: Visit Russia!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 4: Discovering Sutton Hoo
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 7: Who is Matthew Bourne?
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: PE
Unit 8: Countries in North America
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 9: The Richest Man in the World
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Computing
Unit 14: A Children's Guide to The Planets, by Gustav Holst
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 16: Marcus’s Misfortune
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Cowboys
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Diary of Gaius Oranius Betto
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: The Tropics
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: Echo and Narcissus
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 24: Until we are Free Again
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

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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.