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Literacy Units of Work

Year Group Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 1

- Stories with familiar settings (eg. in the home, in the park, at school, at the shops)

- Simple information texts (including labels/captions/lists)

- Instructions (link to Christmas eg. how to make something)

- Poetry

-Traditional/fairy tales (eg. Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Little Red Hen, Goldilocks)

- Simple information texts (including labels/captions/lists)

- Recount (eg. linked to event/activities pupils experience)

- Poetry

- Stories in familiar settings (eg. in the home, at school, in the park, at the shops, at the seaside)

- Simple information texts (including labels/captions/lists)

- Recount

- Poetry

Year 2

 - Stories with familiar settings

- Recount (eg. linked to event/activities pupils experience)

- Instructions

- Poetry

- Simple explanations (eg. explaining a process – linked to lifecycles, changing materials)

- Traditional tales (eg. Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man)

- Information texts

- Stories in less familiar settings (pirates on a treasure island, undersea adventure, in the woods)

- Information texts eg. a fact file

- Recount

- Poetry

Year 3

- Traditional Tales (eg. The Giant Turnip)

- Information texts (Greeks)

- Simple playscripts

- Poetry

- Stories by an author (eg. Julia Donaldson)

- Instructions

- Recount

-Poetry

- Adventure stories (eg. A. Browne’s ‘The Tunnel’)

- Information texts eg. a non- chronological report

- Poetry

Year 4

- Stories set in other cultures (eg. setting focus and impact on characters and events)

- Information texts/non-chronological reports (Romans)

- Explanations (eg a process)

- Traditional tales (different versions of the same tale eg. Red Riding Hood)

- Poetry

- Stories by an author (eg. Roald Dahl) 

- Recounts- autobiographical account

- Stories set in an unfamiliar setting (eg. Imaginary Worlds)

- Information texts

- Playscripts

- Poetry

Year 5

- Stories by an author

- Explanations (eg. how something works)

- Instructions

- Poetry

- Stories set in the past (eg. myths or linked to history topic)

- Poetry

- Report writing (eg. eye witness accounts of events)

- Information texts ie. non-chronological reports

- Narrative in a range of settings (eg Science Fiction)

- Persuasive writing

- Recount – biographical account

- Playscripts (eg Film Narrative)

Year 6

- Formal/Informal Impersonal Writing

- Poetry

- Narrative in a range of settings (eg. Fantasy/

adventure/quest)

- Information texts ie. non- chronological reports

- Recount writing (eg. newspaper articles)

- Persuasion/arguments

- Argument/discussion

- Compilation of writing styles from the exploration of a short novel 2 (eg. narrative, recount, comment, reflection, diary, poetry) Focus on enhanced clarity of purpose and reader engagement.

- Poetry