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Year One Y1 - Recount

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure

Sentence

Ideas grouped together in time sequence.
Written in first person.
Written in the past tense.

Simple connectives are used to construct simple sentences e.g. and, but, then, so.

Focused on individual or group participants e.g. I, we

Useful Vocabulary
First Next After Finally The best part was The worst part was I liked

Word Classes
Noun What a noun is. Regular plural nouns with ‘er’
Verbs Third person, first person singular. Ending added to verbs where there is change to root. Simple past tense ‘ed’
Adjectives Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives where no change is needed to root word.

I didn’t like

Connectives/conjunctions Join words and sentences using and/then.

Tense Simple past tense ‘ed’.

Y1 - Instructions

Text Structure

Sentence

Useful Vocabulary

Word Classes

Punctuation

Ideas grouped in sentences in time sequence.
Written in the imperative e.g. sift the flour.
Use of numbers or bullet points to signal order.

Simple connectives are used to construct simple sentences e.g. and, but, then, so.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 First
Next

Imperative verbs start sentences e.g. spread, slice, cut.
Sentences do not include pronouns and are written impersonally.

After Cut Move Fold

Stir

Colour

Noun What a noun is. Regular plural nouns with ‘er’
Verbs Third person, first person singular. Ending added to verbs where there is change to root. Simple past tense ‘ed’

Use spaces to separate words.
Begin to use full stops.
Begin to use exclamation marks.

Adjectives Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives where no change is needed to root word.
Connectives/conjunctions Join words and sentences using and/ then.

Begin to use exclamation marks.
Capital letters for start of sentence, names, personal pronouns.

Tense Simple past tense ‘ed’.

Read words with contractions.

Paint

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Y1 - Non-Chronological Report

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure

Sentence

Ideas grouped together Simple connectives

for similarity.

are used to

construct simple

Attempts at third person sentences e.g. and,

writing.

but, then, so.

e.g. The man was run over.

Written in the appropriate tense. e.g. Sparrow’s nest… Dinosaurs were…

Useful Vocabulary
are… is…
They are… The different… This is a ________ There are These can be grouped ____

Word Classes
Noun What a noun is. Regular plural nouns with ‘er’
Verbs Third person, first person singular. Ending added to verbs where there is change to root. Simple past tense ‘ed’
Adjectives Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives where no change is needed to root word.

Connectives/conjunctions Join words and sentences using and/then.

Tense Simple past tense ‘ed’.

Y1 - Letter

Text Structure

Sentence

Ideas grouped in sentences in time sequence.

Sentences using simple pronouns and connectives.

Useful Vocabulary
Dear
From
I like I went I saw It was My favourite They were There was Next Then First After And, but, so, when

Word Classes

Punctuation

Noun What a noun is. Regular plural nouns with ‘er’
Verbs Third person, first person singular. Ending added to verbs where there is change to root. Simple past tense ‘ed’
Adjectives Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives where no change is needed to root word.
Connectives/conjun ctions Join words and sentences using and/then. Tense Simple past tense ‘ed’.

Use spaces to separate words.
Begin to use full stops.
Begin to use exclamation marks.
Begin to use exclamation marks.
Capital letters for start of sentence, names, personal pronouns.
Read words with contractions.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Year Two Y2 - Non-Chronological Report

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure
Brief introduction and conclusion.
Written in the appropriate tense. e.g. Sparrow’s
nest… Dinosaurs were…
Main ideas organised in groups.

Sentence
Subject/verb sentences e.g. He was… They were… It happened…

Useful Vocabulary
They like to
They can
It can

Some modal verbs introduced e.g. would, could, should.

Like many I am going to There are two

Use simple adverbs e.g. quickly, slowly.
Use simple noun phrases e.g. large tiger.

sorts of
They live in
The have but the _____ have _______

Word Classes
Noun - Form nouns using suffixes and compounding. Expanded noun phrases for description. Add ‘es’ to nouns.
Verbs - Progressive form of verbs in the past and present tense. Add ‘es’, ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to verbs.
Adjectives - Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives where no change is needed to root word.
Connectives/conjunctions - Subordination – when, if, that, because Coordination – or, and, but.
Tense - Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.
Adverbs - ‘ly’ added to adjective to form adverb.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Y2 - Instructions

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure Sentence

Useful

Word Classes

Vocabulary

Punctuation

A goal is outlined – a statement about what is to be achieved.

Imperative verbs are used to begin sentences.
Use simple adverbs e.g. slowly, quickly.

Written in sequenced steps to achieve the goal.

Use simple noun phrases e.g. long stick.

Diagrams and illustrations are used to make the process clearer.

First of all To start with Firstly Lastly Finally Carefully Gently Slowly Softly

Noun - Form nouns using suffixes Use spaces that reflect

and compounding.

the size of the letters.

Expanded noun phrases for

Use full stops correctly.

description. Add ‘es’ to nouns. Use question marks

Verbs - Progressive form of verbs correctly.

in the past and present tense. Use exclamation marks

Add ‘es’, ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to verbs. correctly.

Adjectives - Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to Use capital letters

adjectives where no change is correctly.

needed to root word.

Apostrophes for

Connectives/conjunctions

contractions.

Subordination – when, if, that,

because Coordination – or, and, Possessive apostrophes

but.

for singular nouns.

Tense - Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.

Commas to separate items in lists.

Adverbs - ‘ly’ added to adjective to form adverb.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Y2 - Recount

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure
Brief introduction and conclusion.
Written in the past tense e.g. I went… I saw…
Main ideas organised in groups.
Ideas organised in chronological order using connectives that signal time.

Sentence
Subject/verb sentences e.g. He was… They were… It happened…
Some modal verbs introduced e.g. would, could, should.
Use simple adverbs e.g. quickly, slowly.
Use simple noun phrases e.g. large tiger.

Useful Vocabulary
Afterwards
After that
When
Suddenly
Just then
Next
Much later
I found it interesting when
I found it boring when
I didn’t expect

Word Classes
Noun Form nouns using suffixes and compounding. Expanded noun phrases for description. Add ‘es’ to nouns.
Verbs Progressive form of verbs in the past and present tense. Add ‘es’, ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to verbs.
Adjectives Add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives where no change is needed to root word.
Connectives/conjunctions Subordination – when, if, that, because Coordination – or, and, but.
Tense Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.

Adverbs ‘ly’ added to adjective to form adverb.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Year Three Y3 – Instructions

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure

Sentence

A set of ingredients and equipment needed are outlined clearly.
Organised into clear points denoted by time.

Simple sentences with extra description.
Some complex sentences using when, if, as etc.
Adverbials e.g. When the glue dries, attach the paperclip.

Useful Vocabulary
Afterwards
After that To begin with Begin by Secondly The next step is to With a slow movement With a quick pull Try to

Word Classes

Punctuation

Noun Form nouns using prefixes. Nouns and pronouns used to avoid repetition.
Verbs Present perfect forms of verbs instead of ‘the’
Adjectives Choose appropriate adjectives.

Introduce possessive apostrophes for plural nouns.
Introduce inverted commas.

Connectives/conjunctions Express time and cause (when, so, before, after, while, because)

Tense Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.

Adverbs Introduce/revise adverbs. Express time and cause; then, next, soon.

Y3 - Recount
Text Structure
Clear introduction.
Organised into paragraphs shaped around key events.
A closing statement to summarise the overall impact.

Sentence
Simple sentences with extra description.

Useful Vocabulary
Last week During our school trip

Word Classes
Noun - Form nouns using prefixes. Nouns and pronouns used to avoid repetition.

Some complex sentences using when, if, as etc.

Soon Meanwhile

Tense consistent e.g. To begin with modal verbs can/will I was pleased that

Adverbials e.g.

I didn’t expect that

When we arrived, the

tour guide gave us a It was difficult to chocolate bar.

Verbs - Present perfect forms of verbs instead of ‘the’
Adjectives - Choose appropriate adjectives.
Connectives/conjunctions - Express time and cause (when, so, before, after, while, because)
Tense - Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.

Adverbs - Introduce/revise adverbs. Express time and cause; then, next, soon.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Y3 – Non-Chronological Report

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure
Clear introduction.
Organised into paragraphs shaped around a key topic sentence.
Use of sub-headings.

Sentence
Simple sentences with extra description.
Some complex sentences using when, if, as etc.
Tense consistent e.g. modal verbs can/will
Adverbials e.g. When the caterpillar makes a cocoon…

Useful Vocabulary Word Classes

The following report Noun - Form nouns using prefixes. Nouns and pronouns used to avoid

They don’t

repetition.

It doesn’t

Verbs - Present perfect forms of verbs instead of ‘the’

Sometimes Often Most

Adjectives - Choose appropriate adjectives.
Connectives/conjunctions - Express time and cause (when, so, before, after, while, because)

Tense - Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.

Adverbs - Introduce/revise adverbs. Express time and cause; then, next, soon.

Y3 – Recount

Text Structure

Sentence

Useful Vocabulary

Clear introduction.

Simple sentences

with extra Organised into paragraphs description. shaped around key events.

Some complex

A closing statement to summarise the overall impact.

sentences using when, if, as etc.

Tense consistent e.g.

modal verbs can/will

Adverbials e.g. When we arrived, the tour guide gave us a chocolate bar.

Last week During our school trip Soon Meanwhile To begin with I was pleased that I didn’t expect that It was difficult to

Word Classes
Noun Form nouns using prefixes. Nouns and pronouns used to avoid repetition.
Verbs Present perfect forms of verbs instead of ‘the’
Adjectives Choose appropriate adjectives.
Connectives/conjunctions Express time and cause (when, so, before, after, while, because)
Tense Correct and consistent use of past and present tense.
Adverbs Introduce/revise adverbs. Express time and cause; then, next, soon.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Year Four Y4 – Non-Chronological Report

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure

Sentence

Clear introduction and conclusion.
Links between sentences help to navigate the reader from one idea to the next.
Paragraphs organised correctly into key ideas.
Sub-headings are used to organize information. E.g. Qualities, body parts, behaviour.

Variation in sentence structures e.g. While the eggs hatch female penguins …
Use embedded/ relative clauses e.g. Penguins, which are very agile, ….
Include adverbs to show how often e.g. additionally, frequently, rarely.
Sentences build from a general idea to more specific.

Useful Vocabulary
This report will
The following Information
Usually
Normally
Even though
Despite the fact
As a rule

Use technical vocabulary to show the reader the writer’s expertise.

Word Classes
Noun - Nouns and pronouns used for clarity and cohesion. Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.
Verbs - Standard English forms for verbs.
Adjectives - Choose appropriate adjectives.
Connectives/conjunctions - Use a wide range of connectives.
Tense - Correct use of past and present tense.
Adverbs - Know what an adverbial phrase is. Fronted adverbials. Comma after fronted adverbials.

Y4 – Recount
Text Structure
Clear introduction and conclusion.
Links between sentences help to navigate the reader from one idea to the next.
Paragraphs organized correctly around key events.
Elaboration is used to reveal the writer’s emotions and responses.

Sentence

Useful Vocabulary Word Classes

Variation in sentence structures e.g. While we watched the sea lion show…
Use embedded/ relative clauses e.g. Penguins, which are very agile, ….

Later on… Before long… At that very moment… At precisely… When this was complete…

Noun Nouns and pronouns used for clarity and cohesion. Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.
Verbs Standard English forms for verbs.

Include adverbs to show how often e.g. additionally, frequently, rarely.

I was gripped by… I
felt overwhelmed when...

Adjectives Choose appropriate adjectives
Connectives/conjunctions Use a wide range of connectives.

Sentences build from a general idea to more specific.
Use emotive language to show personal response e.g. fabulous, showcase inspired me

I was personally affected by…
This has changed how I feel about…

Tense Correct use of past and present tense.
Adverbs Know what an adverbial phrase is. Fronted adverbials. Comma after fronted adverbials.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Y4 – Newspaper

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure

Sentence

Useful Vocabulary

Word Classes

Punctuation

Clear introduction and conclusion.
Links between key ideas in the newspaper. Who, what, where, when and why information is clear to orientate the reader.
Paragraphs organised correctly into key ideas.
All newspaper layout features included.
Bold eye-catching headline which includes alliteration.

Variation in sentence structures e.g. While the witness was distracted… As the police arrived…
Use embedded/ relative clauses e.g. Mrs. Hill, who was very angry… The tiger, that was pacing…
Include adverbs to show how often e.g. additionally, frequently, rarely.

John Smith (64), Noun - Nouns and pronouns

a retired

used for clarity and cohesion.

community

Noun phrases expanded by the

officer said… addition of modifying adjectives,

nouns and prepositional phrases.

Within minutes…

Verbs - Standard English forms for

The school

verbs.

confirmed that…

Adjectives - Choose appropriate

She claimed adjectives

that..

Connectives/conjunctions - Use

He continued by a wide range of connectives.

informing us that…

Tense - Correct use of past and present tense.

Police were… Adverbs - Know what an

adverbial phrase is. Fronted

adverbials

Comma after fronted adverbials.

Apostrophe to mark singular and plural possession.
Commas after fronted adverbials. Use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.

Y4 – Persuasion Text Structure Sentence

Useful Vocabulary Word Classes

Punctuation

Clear introduction and conclusion.
Links between key ideas in the letter. Paragraphs organised correctly into key ideas.
Subheading
Topic sentences

Variation in sentence structures e.g. While we were at the park… As we arrived…
Use embedded/ relative clauses e.g. Mrs Hill, who was very angry… The tiger, that was pacing…

I believe that It seems to me that
It is clear that Is it any wonder that Furthermore
As I see it
Tremendous Implore you to consider Extremely significant

Include adverbs to show how often e.g. additionally, frequently, rarely.

Inevitably Finally In conclusion In summary

More complicated rhetorical questions e.g. haven’t you always longed for a…?

The evidence presented… Have you ever thought about…?
Do you think that..? Fed up with…?

Noun - Nouns and pronouns

Apostrophe to

used for clarity and cohesion. mark singular

Noun phrases expanded by

and plural

the addition of modifying

possession.

adjectives, nouns and

prepositional phrases.

Commas after

fronted

Verbs - Standard English forms for adverbials.

verbs.

Use inverted

commas and

Adjectives - Choose appropriate other

adjectives

punctuation to

Connectives/conjunctions - Use a wide range of connectives.

indicate direct speech.

Tense - Correct use of past and present tense.

Adverbs - Know what an adverbial phrase is. Fronted adverbials. Comma after fronted adverbials.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

Y4 – Instructions

Manor Green Primary Academy Progression in Writing Document

Text Structure

Sentence

Useful Vocabulary

A set of ingredients and equipment needed are outlined clearly.
Sentences include precautionary advice e.g. Be careful not to over whisk as it will turn into butter.
Friendly tips/suggestions are included to heighten the engagement. e.g. This dish is served best with a dash of nutmeg.

Variation in sentence structures e.g. While the pastry cooks…
As the sauce thickens…
Include adverbs to show how often e.g. additionally, frequently, rarely.

Continue by… Carry on… Do this until… Stop when… When you have done this… Try not to… Avoid...

Word Classes
Noun - Nouns and pronouns used for clarity and cohesion. Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.
Verbs - Standard English forms for verbs.
Adjectives - Choose appropriate adjectives.
Connectives/conjunctions - Use a wide range of connectives.
Tense - Correct use of past and present tense.
Adverbs - Know what an adverbial phrase is. Fronted adverbials. Comma after fronted adverbials

Punctuation
Apostrophe to mark singular and plural possession.
Commas after fronted adverbials.
Use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech

Y4 – Persuasion Text Structure

Sentence

Useful Vocabulary

Word Classes

Punctuation

Clear introduction and conclusion.
Links between key ideas in the letter.
Paragraphs organised correctly into key ideas.

Variation in sentence structures e.g. While we were at the park… As we arrived…
Use embedded/ relative clauses e.g. Mrs Hill, who was very angry… The tiger, that was pacing…

I believe that It seems to me that
It is clear that Is it any wonder that Furthermore
As I see it
Tremendous Implore you to consider Extremely significant

Subheading Topic sentences

Include adverbs to Inevitably show how often Finally e.g. additionally, In conclusion
frequently, rarely. In summary

The evidence More complicated presented… rhetorical questions e.g. haven’t you Have you ever always longed for thought about…?

a…?

Do you think that..?

Fed up with…?

Noun - Nouns and pronouns used for clarity and cohesion. Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases.

Apostrophe to mark singular and plural possession.

Verbs - Standard English forms for verbs.
Adjectives - Choose appropriate adjectives.
Connectives/conjunctions - Use a wide range of connectives.
Tense - Correct use of past and present tense.

Commas after fronted adverbials.
Use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.

Adverbs - Know what an adverbial phrase is. Fronted adverbials. Comma after fronted adverbials.

Aspire. Achieve. Succeed.

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