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Talk for Writing Overview

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Talk For Writing 2019 2020

Year R Year 1 Year 2
Fiction Non-fiction Fiction Non-fiction Fiction Non-fiction
Term 1

Autumn 1

Captions and Speech bubbles

Magical Me texts

 

Writing to INFORM

Event from class

Recount

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Billy Goats Gruff

Wishing tale

Focus: character

Writing to INFORM

How to catch a troll

Instructions

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Wanda and the Toad

Meeting Tale

Focus: character

Writing to INFORM

Wanda’s Diary

Recount

 

Term 2

Autumn 2

WRITING TO ENTERTAIN

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,  What do you see?

 

Writing to INFORM

Nativity

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Monkey See Monkey Do

Journey tale

Focus: setting

Writing to INFORM

Monkeys

Report

 

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Magic Brush

Finding Tale

Focus: opening and ending

Writing to DISCUSS

Should Chang be jailed?

Discussion

 

Term 3

Spring 1

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Rainbow Fish

 

Writing to INFORM

Recount

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Stuck in the Mud

Meeting tale

Focus: opening and ending

Writing to INFORM

Recount

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Little Red Riding Hood

Warning Tale

Focus: setting

Writing to INFORM

How to Trap a Storybook Wolf Instructions

 

Term 4

Spring 2

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The very hungry caterpillar

 

Writing to INFORM

All about Bishops Lydeard

Report

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Magic Porridge Pot

Meeting tale

Focus: opening and ending

Writing to PERSUADE

Dear Neighbours…

Letter of apology

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

MeerKat Mail

Journey Tale

Focus: opening and ending

 

Writing to INFORM

Meerkats

Report

 

Term 5

Summer 1

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Writing to INFORM

How to make a rocket

Instruction

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Three Little Pigs

Defeating the monster tale

Focus: character

 

Writing to DISCUSS

Should the wolf be sent to prison?

Discussion

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Defeating the Monster Tale

Focus: character

Writing to INFORM

Why Seagulls are a Nuisance

Explanation – link to project work

Term 6

Summer 2

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Each Peach Pear Plum

Cinderella

Writing to INFORM

Train Journey recount

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Lost and Found

Losing/finding tale

Focus: setting

Writing to INFORM

Our class Brunel trip

Recount

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

George and the Dragon

Defeating the Monster Tale

Writing to PERSUADE

Delightful Dragon for Sale!

Persuasion

 

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Fiction Non-fiction Fiction Non-fiction Fiction Non-fiction Fiction Non-fiction
Term 1

Autumn 1

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Jack and the Beanstalk

Meeting tale

Focus: setting

Writing to DISCUSS

Should Jack be Jailed?

Discussion

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Riley

Finding tale

Focus: description

 

Writing to INFORM

The ideal method for trapping a pesky elf

Instructions

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Canal

Warning Tale

Focus: setting

 

Writing to INFORM

The Tree Giant

Report

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Beowulf

Defeating the Monster Tale

Focus: character

Writing to INFORM

The Dark Avenger Dragon

Report

 

Term 2

Autumn 2

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Kassim and the Hungry Dragon

Warning tale

Focus: character

 

Writing to INFORM

How to feed a pet dragon

Instructions

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Door

Journey tale

Focus: description

Writing to INFORM

Why dragons are extinct

Explanation

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Dobber and the Silver Ring

Wishing Tale

Focus: opening /ending

Writing to INFORM

How to be an International Diamond Thief

Instructions

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Old Mill

Focus: create atmosphere – suspense

 

Writing to INFORM

School-boy Hero Foils Cowardly Kidnappers

Newspaper recount

Term 3

Spring 1

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Amisi and the Fig

Journey tale

Focus: description

 

Writing to INFORM

Why would you steal a camel?

Explanation

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

King of the Fishes

Meeting tale

Focus: opening and ending

 

Writing to INFORM

The Scarlet Snapper

Report

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Zelda Claw

Defeating the Monster

Focus: atmosphere – suspense

Writing to PERSUADE

Buy Now Multi-Function Mobile Phone Persuasion

Leading to persuasive letter

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Staying Out

Warning Tale

Focus: action

 

Writing to Inform

How does the ‘Teacher-Pleaser’ machine work?

How does a dishwasher work?

Explanation

 

Term 4

Spring 2

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Three Wishes

Wishing tale

Focus: description

 

Writing to INFORM

The Storm Unicorn

Report

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Cobbler and the Dragon

Defeating the monster tale

Focus: action

 

Writing to INFORM

Local Hero Wins Princess

Recount – newspaper

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Odysseus and the Cyclops

Meeting Tale

Focus: character

 

Writing to INFORM

Minotaur Murdered

Newspaper recount

 

Writing to DISCUSS

Should animals be kept in captivity?

Discussion

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Short burst:

The Ridge

Focus: setting

Short Burst:

Gollum

Focus: character

Term 5

Summer 1

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Tunnel

Defeating the monster tale

Focus: suspense/action

Writing to PERSUADE

Heroic Plumber Saves Local Grandmother

Recount – newspaper

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Pied Piper

Wishing tale

Focus: character

 

Writing to PERSUADE

Please let us go home!

Persuasive letter

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Sandy Cove

Finding Tale

Focus: moving the action forward

Writing to DISCUSS

Is Honesty the Best Policy

Discussion

 

Writing to INFORM

Malala Yousafzai

Focus: biography

Revision

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Shark!

Focus:

Dialogue

 

Term 6

Summer 2

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Cat, Bramble and Heron Finding tale

Focus: opening and ending

Writing to PERSUADE

Visit Bristol Zoo/Noah’s Ark?

Persuasive leaflet

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

The Caravan

Warning tale

Focus: setting

 

Writing to DISCUSS

Should Mitch be grounded?

Discussion

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Alien Landing

Journey Tale

Focus: description

 

Writing to INFORM

Why aliens invade other planets

Explanation

 

Writing to ENTERTAIN

Alma

Focus: High-level punctuation

Multi-clause sentences

Playscripts

Performance

Writing to INFORM Newspaper

Focus: Writing to PERSUADE

Leaflet Letter