You can use these learning objectives and steps in learning to support your planning across this unit. The learning objectives are relevant to this unit if you are following the exemplified teaching sequences.
Learning objectives are organised into strands to help focus learning. Steps in learning are available for some objectives within the strands that particularly support the writing process.
Most children learn to:
Strand 2: Listening
- Year 2 - Respond to presentations by describing characters, repeating some highlights and commenting constructively.
- Year 4 - Compare the different contributions of music, words and images in short extracts from TV programmes.
Strand 3: Group discussion and interaction
- Year 2 - Ensure everyone contributes, allocate tasks, and consider alternatives and reach agreement
- Year 3 - Use the language of possibility to investigate and reflect on feelings, behaviour or relationships.
Strand 4: Drama
- Year 3 - Use some drama strategies to explore stories or issues.
Strand 7: Understand and interpret texts
- Year 2 - Give some reasons why things happen or characters change.
- Year 4 - Deduce characters' reasons for behaviour from their actions.
Strand 8: Engaging with and responding to texts
- Year 2 - Explain their reactions to texts, commenting on important aspects
- Year 3 - Empathise with characters and debate moral dilemmas portrayed in texts.
Strand 9: Creating and shaping texts
- Year 2 - Sustain form in narrative, including use of person and time
- Year 3 - Use beginning, middle and end to write narratives in which events are sequenced logically and conflicts resolved.
- Year 4 - Show imagination through the language used to create emphasis, humour, atmosphere or suspense.
- Year 4 - Use settings and characterisation to engage readers' interest
Strand 10: Text structure and organisation
- Year 2 - Use appropriate language to make sections hang together
- Year 3 - Signal sequence, place and time to give coherence.
- Year 3 - Group related material into paragraphs.
- Year 4 - Organise texts into paragraphs to distinguish between different information, events or processes
Strand 11: Sentence structure and punctuation
- Year 2 – Write simple and compound sentences and begin to use subordination in relation to time and reason
- Year 3 - Show relationships of time, reason and cause through subordination and connectives.
- Year 3 - Compose sentences using adjectives, verbs and nouns for precision, clarity and impact.