- Write stories set in places pupils have been.
- Write stories that contain mythical legendary or historical characters or events.
- Write stories of adventure.
- Write stories of mystery and suspense.
- Write letters.
- Write plays.
- Write stories, letters, scripts and fictional biographies inspired by reading across the curriculum.
- Write instructions.
- Write recounts.
- Write persuasively.
- Write explanations.
- Write non-chronological reports.
- Write biographies.
- Write in a journalistic style.
- Write arguments.
- Write formally.
- Learn by heart and perform a significant poem.
- Write haiku.
- Write cinquain.
- Write poems that convey an image (simile, word play, rhyme and metaphor).
Note: Only the following are statutory at KS2:
- Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text, including fairy stories, myths and legends.
- Listen to and discuss a wide range of texts.
- Learn poetry by heart.
- Increase familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths and legends, traditional stories, modern fiction, classic British fiction and books from other cultures.
- Take part in conversations about books.
- Learn a wide range of poetry by heart.
- Use the school and community libraries.
- Look at classification systems.
- Look at books with a different alphabet to English. • Read and listen to whole books.
- Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum.
- Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.
- Through reading identify vocabulary that enriches and enlivens stories.
- Speak to small and larger audiences at frequent intervals.
- Practise and rehearse sentences and stories, gaining feedback on the overall effect and the use of standard English.
- Listen to and tell stories often so as to internalise the structure.
- Debate issues and formulate well-constructed points.