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Year 6 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 6 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 6 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 guidance for adding them

Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science

Spell some words with silent letters

Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science

Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused

Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically

Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words

Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

Use the first three or four letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary

Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Use a thesaurus

Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Writing - Composition

Plan writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own

Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Plan their writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary

Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

In writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed

Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

Draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning

Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History

In narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

Draft and write by précising longer passages

Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science

Draft and write by using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs

Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Draft and write by using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader [for example, headings, bullet points, underlining]

Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

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

Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

Evaluate and edit by proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning

Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Edit and evaluate by ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing

Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History

Edit and evaluate by ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register

Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History

Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History

Perform their own compositions, using appropriate intonation, volume, and movement so that meaning is clear.

Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Writing - vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms

Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Using passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence

Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
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Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science

Using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause

Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 11: A River Speaks
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography

Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely

Unit 4: Visit Florida!
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Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Job Applications
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Explore and Revise
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 24: Daydreaming
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (i.e. omitted) relative pronoun

Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

Using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing

Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
Explore and Revise
Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Explore and Revise
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History

Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity

Unit 4: Visit Florida!
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Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 7: Is This the Perfect Trainer?
Explore and Revise
Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
Explore and Revise
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
Explore and Revise
Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: Stuck
Explore and Revise
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Unit 1: The Peppered Moth
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
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Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 15: Job Applications
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

Using semi-colons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses

Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 8: Dragon Bones
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 10: Stuck
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

Using a colon to introduce a list

Unit 15: Job Applications
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
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Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 4: Visit Florida!
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Genre: persuasive
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 20: The Glittering Collar
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

Punctuating bullets consistently

Unit 2: The Workings of the Human Heart
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Genre: explanation
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 15: Job Applications
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 18: Small, but Mighty!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Appendix 2: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation (Year 6)

The difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing

Unit 15: Job Applications
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 10: Stuck
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: A River Speaks
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 12: The Influence of al-Razi
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: History
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 14: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

How words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms

Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 9: Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 17: The Pros and Cons of Plastic
Genre: discussion
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 24: Daydreaming
Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 19: The Wrath of Vulcan
Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 23: A Mayan Fact File
Genre: report
Curricular Link: History

The difference between structures typical of informal speech and structures appropriate for formal speech and writing

Unit 21: Victory Parade After Marauding Grey Wolf captured!
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: Music
Unit 3: The Diary of Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Science
Unit 5: A Jaguar in the Chicken Coop
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 6: The Trees and the Axe
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 11: A River Speaks
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: Geography
Unit 13: The Queen of the Curve
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Genre: recount
Curricular Link: Art
Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 22: A Trip to Blackpool
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Genre: narrative
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

The use of subjunctive forms such as If I were or Were they to come in some very formal writing and speech

Unit 16: Letter from the Head Teacher
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Genre: letters (formal and informal)
Curricular Link: English
Unit 24: Daydreaming
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Genre: poetry
Curricular Link: History
Unit 25: School Report
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Genre: report
Curricular Link: English

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