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Y5 – Instructions text


National curriculum content

  • Identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
  • Noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • In writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed.
  • Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
  • In narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action
  • Précising longer passages.
  • Using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
  • Proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.
  • Ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing.
  • Ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register.
  • Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors.


Lesson objectives

  • To read and internalise the model text; creating a text map.
  • To understand vocabulary and definitions.
  • To box up the model text and understand the organisation of a set of instructions.
  • To use reading comprehension strategies to understand the text.
  • To understand the organisation of a set of instructions.
  • To recognise key text features.
  • To use fronted adverbials for time.
  • To use imperative verbs.
  • To use parenthesis for clarity.
  • To contribute to a shared write.
  • To innovate the model text with my ideas.
  • To write independently using the skills taught.


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

  • To use sub headings to introduce sections
  • Time conjunctions
  • Imperative verb starters
  • Adverbs for clarity
  • Parenthesis
  • Bullet points


Grammar and punctuation vocabulary

Time conjunctions, adverbs for clarity, imperative verbs, addressing the reader, parenthesis, bullet points


Topic Vocabulary

Destination, landscapes, picturesque, mosquito net, repellent, consideration, temperature, essential, scenery, wander