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Syllabus:

Unit Reading Comprehension Let's Talk Writing features Let's Learn Teacher guided writing Independent writing Resource sheets
1
  • Narrative writing:
    Writing words, lists and
    captions
  • What does the picture show?
  • What information does the list provide?
  • What extra information do captions provide?
  • Naming words
  • Describing words
  • Listing items found in a picture
  • Writing captions for some given items
  • Writing a list of things that need to be done before going to bed
  • Write a list
  • Write captions
  • List naming and describing words
2
  • Personal writing:
    Writing names and simple sentences
  • What does the picture show?
  • Recognising small and capital letters
  • Discussing sentence structure
  • Special naming words
  • Writing sentences
  • Writing simple sentences
  • Writing simple sentences
  • Special naming words and writing sentences
  • Write about your family
3
  • Poetry: Writing poems
  • What does the picture show?
  • What is the poem about?
  • Find the rhyming words
  • Doing words
  • Rhyming words
  • Completing a poem with rhyming words
  • Completing a poem with rhyming words
  • Find rhyming words
  • Write a poem
4
  • Narrative writing: Writing sentences
  • What in the story?
  • What are the characters in the story like?
  • Describing words
  • Writing sentences
  • Joining sentences
  • Writing sentences about a character
  • Writing sentences about a character
  • Naming words and describing words
  • Write about a friend
5
  • Explanatory writing: Writing labels and captions
  • What is the poster about?
  • What do the photographs show?
  • What do the captions tell us?
  • Naming words
  • More than one
  • Adding labels and writing a caption
  • Writing captions
  • More than one
  • Write about a day out
6
  • Factual writing Alphabetic texts
  • Recognising letters in the alphabet
  • Discussing a simple dictionary page
  • Recognising alphabetical order
  • The alphabet
  • Alphabetical order
  • Writing a dictionary page-planning
  • Writing a dictionary page-planning
  • Alphabetical order
  • Plan a dictionary page
  • Write a dictionary page
7
  • Instructions: Writing instructions and rules
  • Following instructions
  • Discussing rules
  • Full stops and capital letters
  • Doing words
  • Writing instructions for the animal park
  • Writing instructions for a given map
  • Writing rules for walking home from school
  • Writing sentences and look for doing words
  • Write instructions
  • Write rules
8
  • Personal writing: Writing recounts
  • What does the recount tell you?
  • Thinking about the personal recount
  • How is a personal recount written?
  • Doing words
  • Describing words
  • Recounting a visit by water
  • Recounting an encounter with water
  • Doing words and describing words
  • Rewrite a recount
9
  • Factual writing: Writing a fact file
  • What does the fact file tell us?
  • What is a fact?
  • Which books give us facts not stories?
  • Questions
  • Writing facts
  • Writing a fact file about places you can visit in a city
  • Writing a fact file about different types of transport you can find in a city
  • Questions
  • Writing facts
Unit Reading Comprehension Let's Talk Writing features Let's Learn Teacher guided writing Independent writing Resource sheets
1
  • Stories:
    Plot
  • What happens in the story?
  • What happens in the beginning, middle and end of the story?
  • How does the main character feel?
  • Exclamation marks
  • Ordering sentences
  • Looking closely at what happened at the beginning, middle and end of a given story
  • Writing a simple story using given picture prompts
  • Exclamation marks
  • Ordering a story
2
  • Stories:
    Dialogue in stories
  • What does the comic strip show?
  • Looking closely at who’s talking
  • Writing sentences
  • Speech bubbles
  • •Writing speech bubbles
  • Writing speech bubbles
  • Speech bubbles
  • What happens next?
3
  • Personal writing:
    Writing a recount
  • What happens in the recount?
  • How do recounts differ from stories?
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Thinking about structuring a recount
  • Writing a recount
  • Thinking about structuring a recount
  • Writing a recount
  • Verbs and adjectives
  • Writing a recount
4
  • Explanatory writing:
    Writing an explanation
  • What does the information tell you?
  • How is the information written?
  • Joining words
  • Ordering sentences in an explanation
  • Completing a flow diagram
  • Writing an explanation
  • Completing a flow diagram
  • Using joining words
  • Writing an explanation
5
  • Instructions:
    Writing a simple recipe
  • Following instructions
  • Discussing how instructions are organised
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Writing instructions on cleaning up
  • Writing instructions on how to make a drink
  • Verbs and adverbs
  • Ordering instructions
6
  • Writing poems:
    Rhyming poems and list poems
  • Discussing rhyming words
  • Discussing the poems
  • Personal preference
  • Rhyming words
  • Contractions
  • Verbs
  • Writing a list poem
  • Writing a rhyming poem
  • Rhyming words
  • Writing a poem
7
  • Factual Writing:
    Writing notes and tables
  • What does the information tell you?
  • Discussing notes
  • Nouns
  • Commas
  • Highlighting important information
  • Writing notes completing a table
  • Highlighting important information
  • Writing notes
  • Commas
  • Completing a table
8
  • Writing to communicate:
    interviews
  • What does the interview tell you?
  • Discussing the questions and answers
  • Post present verbs
  • Questions
  • An interview with a friend

     

  • An interview with an older person
  • Verb tenses
  • An interview
9
  • Stories:
    Setting and characters
  • What does the story tell us?
  • Discussing the setting
  • Discussing the characters
  • Writing sentences
  • Adjectives
  • Joining words
  • Writing a setting
  • Writing about a character
  • Planning a story
  • Writing a story
  • A setting
  • A character
Unit Reading Comprehension Let's Talk Writing features Let's Learn Teacher guided writing Independent writing Resource sheets
1
  • Explanatory writing:
    How is it done?
  • What happens in the explanation?
  • How is the explanation written?
  • Writing sentences
  • Comparing words
  • Headings
  • Sequences
  • Pictures and diagrams
  • Writing captions that plot the sequence of an explanation
  • Writing an explanation
  • Sentences
  • Writing an explanation
2
  • Writing to communicate:
    Writing a letter
  • Why is the letter written?
  • What happens in the letter?
  • Looking closely at how a letter is structured
  • Pronouns
  • Address and date
  • Paragraphs
  • Letter endings
  • Writing a letter
  • Writing a letter
  • Pronouns
  • Writing a letter
3
  • Narrative writing:
    Dialogue in stories
  • What happens in the story?
  • Looking at dialogue
  • Dialogue
  • Contractions
  • Other words for said
  • Writing a conversation
  • Writing a conversation
  • Writing dialogue
  • Using speech bubbles
4
  • Poems:
    Humorous poems
  • What is the poem about?
  • How is the poem written?
  • What do you think about the poem?
  • Rhyme
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Planning a humorous poem
  • Writing a humorous poem
  • Prepositions
  • Linking rhyming words
5
  • Instructions:
    Writing instructions and rules
  • What do instructions tell you?
  • Discussing how instructions are organised
  • Discussing how rules are organised
  • Imperative verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Sentences
  • Writing instructions and rules for a given invention
  • Writing instructions and rules for an imagined invention
  • Imperative verbs
  • Writing instructions and rules
6
  • Writing to persuade:
    Posters and leaflets
  • Discussing posters
  • Discussing leaflets
  • Adjectives
  • Conjunctions
  • Sentences
  • Information
  • Layout
  • Writing a poster
  • Writing a leaflet
  • Adjectives
  • Planning the writing for a leaflet
7
  • Narrative Writing:
    Play scripts

     

  • What happens in the play?
  • What do we learn about the characters?
  • How is a play script written?
  • Layout of play scripts
  • Dialogue in play scripts
  • Adverbs
  • Writing a play script
  • Continuing the play script
  • Adverbs
  • Layout of a play
8
  • Alphabetic texts:
    A glossary
  • What does the dictionary page tell you?
  • What does the glossary tell you?
  • Comparing dictionaries and glossaries
  • Alphabetical order
  • Parts of speech
  • Definitions
  • Writing a glossary for a given book

  • Writing a glossary for a book of your own choice
  • Alphabetical order
  • Writing a glossary
9
  • Narrative writing:
    Story settings and endings
  • What does the story tell us?
  • Discussing the setting
  • Discussing the ending
  • Past tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Story structure
  • Writing an opening
  • Writing an ending
  • Writing a setting
  • Writing an ending
  • Writing a setting
  • Writing an ending
  • Verb tenses
  • Writing a story setting
Unit Reading Comprehension Let's Talk Writing features Let's Learn Teacher guided writing Independent writing Resource sheets
1
  • Verb tenses
  • Writing a story setting
  • What does the book blurb tell you?
  • Thinking about book blurbs
  • How is a book blurb written?
  • Sentences
  • Present tenses
  • Questions
  • Sentences
  • Fiction and non-fiction book blurbs
  • Book blurb for the story
    The Mouse and the Lion
  • Book blurb for non-fiction book Everything
  • You Need to Know About Cricket
  • Book blurb for own choice of story
  • Book blurb for own choice of non-fiction book
  • Present tenses
  • Creating a book blurb
2
  • Narrative writing:
    characters in stories
  • What happens in the story?
  • What do you learn about Len?
  • How is a story written?
  • Proper nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Past tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Creating characters
  • Character description of another character in the story extract
  • Character description of another character in the extract
  • Past tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Creating a character
3
  • Poetry:
    acrostics and haikus
  • What is the poem about?
  • How is an acrostic written?
  • What is the haiku about?
  • How is a haiku written?
  • Adjectives
  • Rhyme-ing adjectives
  • Position of adjectives
  • Syllables
  • An acrostic poem using the words A SUNNY DAY
  • A haiku from picture stimulus
  • An acrostic poem using the words THE MOON
  • A haiku from picture stimulus
  • Vocabulary reference list
  • Creating an acrostic
4
  • Factual writing:
    reports
  • What is the report about?
  • Looking at facts
  • How is the report written?
  • Verb tenses
  • How to write a report
  • Factual report on the Petronas Twin Towers from given source material
  • Factual report for own choice of building
  • Past and present tenses
  • Writing from notes
5
  • Narrative writing:
    dialogue in stories
  • What is the extract about?
  • Looking at dialogue
  • Words instead of said
  • Dialogue
  • Paragraphing
  • Contractions
  • Synonyms for said
  • Split direct speech
  • Conversation in the next part of the story from a given scenario
  • Characters talking about football from a given scenario
  • Punctuating dialogue
  • Synonyms
  • Creating a dialogue
6
  • Instructional writing:
    recipes
  • What does the recipe tell you?
  • Thinking about recipes
  • How is a recipe written?
  • Headings and sub-headings
  • Imperative verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Sentences
  • Precise language
  • Layout
  • Constructing a recipe from continuous prose
  • Constructing a recipe from continuous prose
  • Adverbs
  • Creating a recipe
7
  • Writing to persuade:
    advertisements

  • What does the advertisement tell you?
  • Thinking about advertisements
  • How is an advertisement created?
  • Adjectives
  • Information
  • Rhyme
  • Alliteration
  • Quotations
  • Layout
  • Creating an advertisement for a drink
  • Creating an advertisement from a choice of products
  • Adjectives
  • Creating an advertisement
8
  • Personal writing
    recounts
  • What does the recount tell you?
  • Thinking about the personal recount
  • How is a personal recount written?
  • Introduction
  • Pronouns - first person
  • Past tenses
  • Reported speech
  • Order
  • Fact and opinion
  • Recounting a class visit

  • Recounting a visit with family or friends
  • Reported speech
9
  • Narrative writing:
    play scripts
  • What happens in the play?
  • What do we learn about the characters?
  • How is a play script written?
  • Contractions
  • Dialogue
  • Layout
  • The next scene of the pay from a given scenario
  • The next scene of the pay from a given scenario
  • Contractions
  • Layout
Unit Reading Comprehension Let's Talk Writing features Let's Learn Teacher guided writing Independent writing Resource sheets
1
  • Narrative writing:
    poetry
  • What happens in the poem?
  • Thinking about the poem
  • How is the poem written?
  • Creating characters
  • Plot
  • Rhyme
  • Dialogue
  • Past tenses
  • Contractions
  • The next part of the poem - the Pied Piper takes away other animals from the town
  • The next part of the poem - the Mayor pays the Pied Piper and the animals come back
  • Creating a narrative poem
2
  • Narrative writing:
    play scripts
  • What does the play script tell you?
  • Thinking about the play script
  • How is a play script written?
  • Contractions
  • Dialogue in play scripts
  • Stage directions
  • Scenes
  • The layout of play scripts
  • First scene of a play - Mrs Polat and her son Emin are getting ready to go shopping
  • The next scene of the play - at the shops
  • Dialogue
  • Dialogue and stage directions
3
  • Instructional writing:
    directions
  • Which of these statements is true?
  • Thinking about directions
  • How are directions written?
  • Proper nouns
  • Imperative verbs
  • Sentences
  • Precise language
  • The layout of directions
  • Abbreviations
  • Directions for Najwa to get back to the railway station
  • Directions and map from your house to somewhere you know well
  • Proper nouns
  • Imperative verbs and short sentences
4
  • Writing to persuade:
    leaflets
  • What does the leaflet tell you?
  • Thinking about leaflets
  • How is a leaflet created?
  • Adjectives - comparative and superlative
  • Persuasive words and phrases
  • Information
  • Alliteration
  • Quotations
  • Layout and illustrations
  • Heading, purpose and audience
  • A leaflet to promote a music concert in your school
  • A leaflet to promote a famous brand coming to a town near you
  • Comparative and superlative adjectives
  • Front and back pages
  • Middle pages
5
  • Factual writing:
    biography
  • What is the biography about?
  • Sequencing events
  • How is a biography written?
  • Past tenses
  • How to write a biography
  • A biography of Usain Bolt
  • A biography of a famous person you admire
  • Past tenses
  • A person I admire
6
  • Narrative writing:
    stories that teach a lesson
  • Which of these statements is true?
  • Thinking about the characters
  • How is the story written?
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Past tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Adjective phrases
  • Teaching a lesson
  • Different version of the story The Emperor's New Cloak
  • A story teaching a lesson from a summary of an Aesop's fable
  • Past tenses
7
  • Explanatory writing:
    how was it done?

  • What is the explanation about?
  • Why did they do that?
  • How is an explanation written?
  • Headings
  • Past tenses
  • Sequences
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Illustrations
  • An explanation of how a Chinese farmer grew rice
  • An explanation of how Ancient Egyptians made mud bricks
  • Step by step
8
  • Journalistic writing:
    newspaper reports
  • What does the newspaper report tell you?
  • Thinking about the newspaper report
  • How is a newspaper report written?
  • Name of newspaper
  • Date of newspaper
  • Headline
  • By-line
  • Introduction - first paragraph
  • Past tenses
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Fact and opinion
  • Illustrations
  • A newspaper report about boys rescued from the river during the storm

  • A newspaper report about a tropical storm
  • Direct and reported speech
  • Creating a newspaper report
9
  • Personal writing:
    a reading journal
  • Thinking about the plot
  • Thinking about the characters
  • How is a reading journal entry written
  • Present tenses
  • Summary
  • Opinion
  • Creating a reading journal entry
  • A reading journal entry for a book the class has read
  • A reading journal entry for a book that an individual learner has read
  • Present tense verbs
  • Writing template
Unit Reading Comprehension Let's Talk Writing features Let's Learn Teacher guided writing Independent writing Resource sheets
1
  • Personal writing:
    autobiography
  • What word is missing from each sentence?
  • Thinking about Kunal
  • How is the autobiography written?
  • Pronouns - first person
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Relative pronouns
  • Present tenses
  • Factual information
  • Thoughts and feelings
  • Imagining you are Abi and writing her autobiography
  • Writing your autobiography
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Relative pronouns
2
  • Instructional writing:
    advice and guidance
  • What do the advice and guidance tell you?
  • Thinking about the advice and guidance
  • How are the advice and guidance written?
  • Heading and subheadings
  • First paragraph
  • Information
  • Imperative verbs
  • Modal verbs
  • Second person
  • Advice phrases
  • Writing an advice and guidance sheet for how to research and write a short biography
  • Writing advice and guidance about how to organise a birthday party
  • Modal verbs
  • Second person pronouns and possessive adjectives
3
  • Narrative writing:
    story endings
  • Numbering sentences in the correct order to form the plot
  • How is the story written?
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Past tenses
  • Dialogue
  • Contractions
  • Story endings
  • Writing a happy ending
  • Writing a surprise ending
  • Past tenses
  • Dialogue
4
  • Writing to persuade:
    expressing opinions
  • What does Lily think about television?
  • What does Omar think about television?
  • How is an opinion written?
  • Heading
  • First paragraph
  • Opinions and reasons
  • Pronouns - first person
  • Pronouns - second person
  • Modal verbs
  • Persuasive words and phrases
  • Expressing a different opinions about mobile phones
  • Expressing your own opinion
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Modal verbs
  • Middle pages
5
  • Explanatory writing:
    how is it done?
  • What is the explanation about?
  • Why do they do that?
  • How is an explanation written?
  • Heading
  • Present tenses
  • Sequence
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Illustrations
  • Active and passive verbs
  • Writing an explanation of how a hot air balloon works
  • Writing an explanation of how bees make honey OR how a seed becomes a flower
  • Active and passive verbs
  • Writing step by step
6
  • Factual writing:
    creating information charts
  • Which statements are true and which are false?
  • What happened on each date?
  • How is the chart created?
  • Heading
  • Past tenses
  • Columns and rows
  • Note form
  • Creating a chart showing some of the firsts in space exploration
  • Creating a chart about a famous explorer
  • Completing a chart
7
  • Narrative writing:
    play scripts

  • What does the play script tell you?
  • Thinking about the play script
  • How is a play script written?
  • Contractions
  • Dialogue in play scripts
  • Stage directions
  • Layout of play scripts
  • Writing a play script based on an extract from Alice's Adventure in Wonderland [the Hatter's tea party]
  • Writing a play script based on an extract from a story you know well
  • Dialogue and stage directions
8
  • Writing to communicate:
    formal letters
  • What does the letter tell you?
  • Why did Mrs Gayle write the letter?
  • How is a formal letter written?
  • Addresses
  • Date
  • Greeting
  • Purpose - first paragraph
  • Body of the letter
  • Final paragraph
  • Ending
  • Writing a formal letter from the mayor to Mrs Gayle

  • Writing a formal letter to the mayor about a problem in your town
  • Formal letter template
9
  • Journalistic writing:
    travel magazine articles
  • What does the article tell you?
  • Thinking about the magazine article
  • How is the magazine article written?
  • Title
  • Introduction - first paragraph
  • Subheadings
  • Second person pronouns
  • Present tenses
  • Persuasive language
  • Facts
  • Active and passive verbs
  • Illustrations
  • Adding a new section, about the Sydney Opera House, to a magazine article
  • Writing a magazine article about your own country
  • Active and passive verbs