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Science Write-ups: KS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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Teach children how to write up a science investigation with this Key Stage 2 text types resource pack. A model text is included, showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like), to inspire writing. Pupils will then complete their own write-up of a science investigation that they have recently carried out.

What is included in this science write-up resource pack?

  • Model text - How does the length of a straw affect its pitch?: An example science investigation write-up for an experiment exploring pitch.
  • Science investigation writing sheet: two PDFs (for LKS2 and UKS2) containing success criteria that pupils can use to support their writing, and examples of grammar for LKS2 (subheadings and commands) and UKS2 (modal verbs and bullet points)
  • Science investigation writing plan: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing.
  • Writing frame: to provide a scaffold for writing
  • Themed writing paper

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

Year 3/4

Pupils should plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
Pupils should use headings and subheadings to aid presentation

Year 5 /6
Pupils should plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
Pupils should be taught to use modal verbs ... to indicate degrees of possibility
Pupils should learn how o punctuate bullet points consistently

  • Model text - How does the length of a straw affect its pitch?
  • Science investigation writing sheet
  • Science investigation writing plan
  • Writing frame
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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