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Y3 Recount – A Day at the Seaside


National curriculum content

  • Write for a range of real purposes and audiences.
  • Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition.
  • Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time
  • Use and understand the relevant grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading.
  • Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition.
  • Using fronted adverbials with a comma.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements.
  • Proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.


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 use time conjunctions effectively
  • To use prepositional phrases for place
  • To use coordinating conjunctions
  • To generate ideas for the shared write
  • To create a shared write
  • To create own shared write using boxing up
  • To generate ideas 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:

  • To use long and short simple sentences to add description or information
  • Using coordinating conjunctions to create compound sentences
  • Using prepositional phrases
  • Using powerful verbs
  • Using determiners
  • Using commas for fronted adverbials


Grammar and Punctuation Vocabulary

Powerful verbs, determiners, prepositional phrases, commas, fronted adverbials, compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, simple sentences


Topic Vocabulary

Deck chair, devour, mention, navigate, perfect, refreshing, venture