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3.9 Year 3: T - headings and sub-headings to aid presentation

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This resource is part of our grammar curriculum
Real Grammar
  • Covers every objective for years 1-6
  • Five-step sequence ensures deep understanding
  • Includes asssessment and revision tools

This Real Grammar KS2 resources pack provides everything that you need to introduce how headings and subheadings can be used to organise writing with your pupils in Year 3 or to revisit this learning. Teaching slides, worksheets, games and an opportunity to apply the new learning in a writing task are all included to create a complete resource to learn when headings and subheadings are used.

The model text is about types of rocks, which could be used during a topic on rocks and soils as part of the Year 3 science curriculum.

Pupils will need to be familiar with paragraphs to group related material. A Year 3 Real Grammar resource pack on the use of paragraphs is available to revisit or teach this if needed.

What is a heading?

A heading is a title at the head of a page or the section of a book.

What is a subheading?

A subheading is a heading or title given to a section or paragraph within a main piece of writing.

When should headings and subheadings be used?

Headings and subheadings are more regularly seen in non-fiction writing. Headings tell the reader what the whole piece of writing is about. Subheadings help to organise the information on the page for the reader, breaking it into smaller sections making it easier to read. They are designed to stand out and grab the reader’s attention, guiding them through the text and informing them what the next section of text is about. This can encourage them to continue to read.

What is included in this resource pack?

This pack is divided into five parts:


This section includes PowerPoint teaching slides and teaching notes with an optional script to introduce headings and subheadings. It can also be used to revisit this aspect of grammar with pupils.


An independent activity for pupils to practise using what they have been taught, allowing teachers to assess understanding.


A series of short, 10-minute activities that can be used following the TEACH session to revisit and rehearse what has been taught. These may be short writing tasks, grammar games or editing/proofreading activities.


A short writing task where pupils can use the grammar skills taught in context to produce independent writing.


Five SATs style test questions, including cloze activities and multiple choice quiz questions, based on the grammar that has been taught.

Teachers can choose which section of the resource pack to use according to their pupils’ needs and could use the activities over a series of lessons or weeks

Teacher notes are provided to show how these quality resources could be used with pupils.

How is this resource differentiated?

The PRACTISE and REVISE sections include three activities differentiated for three levels of ability:

  • Worksheet 1 for pupils who may need support. Questions will have a lower cognitive domain (what is being asked of pupils) and/or vocabulary used may be simplified where possible.
  • Worksheet 2 for pupils working at age related expectations.
  • Worksheet 3 for pupils who may need an additional challenge and may be working at a greater depth in this area. Questions will have a higher cognitive domain with more challenging vocabulary.

SUPPORT and CHALLENGE ideas are also included in the teacher notes of each section where relevant, with ideas of how to support pupils working towards the expected standard or at greater depth in this area.

What pupil-facing resources are included?


    PPT slides; model text ‘Types of Rocks’


    Practise 1, Practise 2 and Practise 3 worksheets


    Game 1, game 2


    Planning sheet


    PPT slides; Revise 1, Revise 2 and Revise 3 worksheets

Answer sheets for all worksheets are provided, where appropriate.

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