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Y3 Instruction Text – How to Make a Sandwich


National curriculum content

  • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest
  • Check that the text makes sense to them, discuss their understanding and explain the meaning of words in context
  • Ask questions to improve their understanding of the text
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
  • Participate in discussion about the text
  • Spell words that are often misspelt
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary
  • Plan writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • Discuss and record ideas
  • Use simple organisational devices
  • Assess the effectiveness of their own and other’s writing and suggest improvements
  • Propose changes to vocabulary
  • Proof read for spelling and punctuation errors
  • Real aloud their own writing
  • Extend the range of sentences by using a wider range of conjunctions
  • Learn the relevant for Year 3
  • Use commas after fronted adverbials
  • Use and understand the relevant grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately


Lesson objectives

  • To show interest in the model text
  • To understand the vocabulary in the text
  • To recognise key features in the text
  • To teach the structure and box up
  • To be able to use adverbs for manner effectively
  • To show an understanding of prepositions
  • To understand what a relative pronoun is and recognise them in sentences
  • To show understanding of imperative verbs
  • To carry out an activity to prepare for the shared write
  • To box up for a shared write
  • To create a shared write
  • To create own shared write using boxing up
  • To carry out an activity to prepare for an independent write
  • To box up for an independent write
  • To write independently


What we want children to know and the skills necessary to achieve this:

  • Use simple organisational devices
  • Use higher level subordinating conjunctions
  • Use imperative verbs
  • Use more specific/technical vocabulary to add detail
  • To be able to use dictionaries
  • To be able to use effective adverbs for manner
  • To use time conjunctions
  • To use relative pronouns


Grammar and Punctuation Vocabulary

Subordinating conjunctions, imperative verbs, capital letter, full stops, subheadings, title, rhetorical question, relative pronoun, adverb


Topic Vocabulary

Accident, evenly, halves, healthy, instructions, merry, much, option, quarters, vigilant, vigorous