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Wishing tale

Y3 Wishing Tale – Cinderella


National curriculum content

  • Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • Participate in presentations, performances, role play and improvisations
  • Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures. 
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.
  • 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.
  • Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.
  • Spell words that are often misspelt.
  • Use the first 2 or 3 letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.


Lesson objectives

  • To show interest in the model text
  • To recognise key features in the text
  • To understand the vocabulary in the text
  • To teach the structure and box up
  • To be able to act out a learnt story
  • To be able to write direct speech correctly
  • To place relative clauses using relative pronouns in their writing
  • To assess the effectiveness of someone’s writing
  • To contribute ideas to boxing up a 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 direct speech and inverted commas
  • To use synonyms for ‘said’
  • To use a relative pronoun
  • To use relative clauses
  • To use adverbial phrases
  • To use embedded relative clauses


Grammar and Punctuation Vocabulary

Adverbial phrases, comma, synonym, inverted commas, relative pronoun, relative clause, embed


Topic Vocabulary

Chores, handsome, ball, gown, ragged, vigorously, carriage, dismay, unsightly, ordinary, peculiar