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At Christ Church Primary School, we immerse children in a range of exciting and engaging writing lessons based around a selection of high quality fiction and non-fiction texts throughout the school. These units of work promote enjoyment in writing for all children, and allow them to acquire a wide vocabulary with the opportunity to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually.  It is our aim that children develop a love of writing which enables their imagination to flourish and allows them to communicate their ideas and emotions to others. 


Children are taught to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.  Throughout writing units, children learn how to compose pieces effectively, including being taught how to plan, revise and evaluate their writing independently.  The skills of grammar, spelling and handwriting are weaved into writing lessons, providing the important skills of transcription throughout school. 



Writing Overview


Units of writing are based around the following books or non-fiction model texts: 



Autumn Term 


Spring Term


Summer Term



See EYFS Curriculum Plan


See EYFS Curriculum Plan


See EYFS Curriculum Plan


Year 1





Year 2

1.The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

By Frank Jill Tomlinson

Story (adventure)


2.The Building Boy

Ross Montgomery

Story (adventure)


3.Meerkat at Christmas 

By Emily Gravett 

Non Fiction (postcard)

1.How to make a bird feeder

Non Fiction (instructions)


2.A Crow’s Tale

By Naomi Howarth 

Story (fable)


3.George and the Dragon

By Christopher Wormell

Story (legend)


Year 3

1.Star in the Jar

By Sam Hay

Story (friendship)


2.The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

By Jon Scieszka

Story (traditional tale with a twist)


3.My Strong Mind 

By Neil Van Hove

Non Fiction (instructions)

1.Wolves in the Walls

By Neil Gaiman

Story (suspense)


2.Season Poetry



3.How a Robot Dog Works

Non Fiction (explanation text)




Year 4

1.The Iron Man

By Ted Hughes

Novel (science fiction)


2.The Whale

By Ethan and Vita Murrow

Novel (adventure)


3.Inviting an Author into School 

Non Fiction (persuasive letter)

1.Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Philip Pullman

Story (traditional tale)


2. The River 

By Valerie Bloom 



3.Wizard of Once 

Non Fiction (newspaper report)



Year 5


By Anthony Brown

Story (relationships)



Frank Cottrell Boyce

Novel (science fiction)


3. Plastic Pollution 

Non Fiction (speech) 

1.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Roald Dahl

Novel (adventure)


2. The Vikings

Non Fiction (non-chronological report)


3. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

By Moonbot Studios 

Narrative Film (fantasy)



Year 6

1.A Monster Calls

By Patrick Ness

Novel (family)


2. The Nowhere Emporium

By Ross Mackenzie

Novel (mystery)


3.Letters to Scrooge – Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Non Fiction (letter)


4.Hansel and Gretel 

By Neil Gaiman

Story (traditional tale)

1.No one is too small to make a difference

By Greta Thunberg

Non Fiction (persuasive speech)


2. The Journey 

By Francesca Sanna

Narrative (overcoming adversity)


3. Kensuke’s Kingdom

By Michael Morpurgo

Novel (adventure)