Writing

English is taught at Nechells using the Talk for Writing strategy, originally developed for the National Strategies by Pie Corbett and Julia Strong. In Talk for Writing, teaching is implemented at four different stages, these being:

  • Immersion – getting to know a text and its structure.
  • Imitation – identifying what makes the text good and the content.
  • Innovation – making changes to the text.
  • Invention – creating our own version of a text.

Talking is a crucial aspect of our English curriculum, and as such we value the impact that speaking has on our English work. Every term, children are exposed to one poetry unit, one narrative unit and one non-fiction unit.

Some examples of these are:

  • A Lost or Found tale (Narrative)
  • A Defeating the Monster story (Narrative)
  • A Warning or Wishing tale (Narrative)
  • A Rags to Riches story (Narrative)
  • A Tale of Fear or Quest (Narrative)
  • Information texts (Non-fiction)
  • A Non-Chronological report or recount (Non-fiction)
  • Instructions (Non-fiction)
  • Persuasion (Non-fiction)
  • Discussion or Debate (Non-fiction)
  • Poetry

Talk 4 Writing High Level Plan

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1Poetry:
Classic / Action


Fiction:
Wishing Tale



Non-fiction:
Labels, Lists and Captions
Poetry:
Humorous


Fiction:
Problem / Resolution Tale


Non-fiction:
Recount
Poetry:
Free Verse


Fiction:
Lost Tale



Non-fiction:
Instructions
Poetry:
Classic / Learn by Heart

Fiction:
Warning Tale



Non-fiction:
Explanation
Poetry:
Narrative


Fiction:
Defeating the Monster Tale


Non-fiction:
Reports
Poetry:
Pattern and Rhyme

Fiction:
Journey Tale



Non-fiction:
Persuasion
Year 2Poetry:
Nonsense / Humorous


Fiction:
Wishing Tale


Non-fiction:
Instructions
Poetry:
Classic


Fiction:
Finding Tale



Non-fiction:
Recount

Poetry:
Senses


Fiction:
Warning Tale



Non-fiction:
Report

Poetry:
Favourite


Fiction:
Defeating the Monster Tale


Non-fiction:
Explanation
Poetry:
Completed Verse


Fiction:
Problem / Resolution Tale


Non-fiction:
Discussion
Poetry:
Narrative


Fiction:
Journey Tale



Non-fiction:
Persuasion
Year 3Poetry:
Imagery


Fiction:
Finding Tale


Non-fiction:
Report
Poetry:
Performance


Fiction:
Warning Tale


Non-fiction:
Discussion
Poetry:
Narrative / Historical


Fiction:
Wishing Tale

Non-fiction:
Instructions
Poetry:
Classic


Fiction:
Journey Tale


Non-fiction:
Explanation
Dialogue



Fiction:
Defeating the Monster Tale


Non-fiction:
Recount
Poetry:
Narrative


Fiction:
Problem / Resolution Tale


Non-fiction:
Persuasion
Year 4Poetry:
Narrative / Historical


Fiction:
Finding Tale


Non-fiction:
Reports
Poetry:
Imagery / Shape


Fiction:
Defeating the Monster Tale


Non-fiction:
Explanation
Poetry:
Classic


Fiction:
Problem / Resolution Tale


Non-fiction:
Recount
Poetry:
Free Verse


Fiction:
Journey Tale


Non-fiction:
Discussion
Poetry:
Imagery



Fiction:
Warning Tale

Non-fiction:
Instructions
Poetry:
Performance Poetry


Fiction:
Wishing Tale


Non-fiction:
Persuasion
Year 5Poetry:
Performance Poetry


Fiction:
Defeating the Monster Tale

Non-fiction:
Instructions
Poetry:
Classic


Fiction:
Finding Tale


Non-fiction:
Persuasion
Poetry:
Narrative


Fiction:
Journey Tale


Non-fiction:
Report
Poetry:
Free Verse


Fiction:
Warning Tale


Non-fiction:
Explanation
Poetry:
Dialogue


Fiction:
Problem / Resolution Tale

Non-fiction:
Discussion
Poetry:
Imagery


Fiction:
Wishing Tale


Non-fiction:
Recount
Year 6Poetry:
Classic




Fiction:
Defeating the Monster Tale

Non-fiction:
Discussion
Poetry:
Free Verse




Fiction:
Journey Tale


Non-fiction:
Report
Poetry:
Imagery / Extended Metaphor


Fiction:
Finding Tale


Non-fiction:
Recount
Poetry:
N/A SATs



Fiction:
Warning Tale



Non-fiction:
Explanation
Poetry:
War



Fiction:
Problem / Resolution Tale


Non-fiction:
Persuasion
Poetry:
Narrative



Fiction:
Wishing Tale



Non-fiction:
Autobiography

 

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