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Enriching Lives

Key Stage 3


Pupils should be taught to:

  • Write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and information through:
  • Writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including:
  • well-structured formal expository and narrative essays; stories, scripts, poetry and other imaginative writing; notes and polished scripts for talks and presentations and a range of other narrative and non-narrative texts, including arguments, and personal and formal letters
  • Summarising and organising material, and supporting ideas and arguments with any necessary factual detail
  • Applying their growing knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and text structure to their writing and selecting the appropriate form
  • Drawing on knowledge of literary and rhetorical devices from their reading and listening to enhance the impact of their writing
  • Plan, draft, edit and proofread through:
  • Considering how their writing reflects the audiences and purposes for which it was intended
  • Amending the vocabulary, grammar and structure of their writing to improve its coherence and overall effectiveness
  • Paying attention to accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling; applying the spelling patterns and rules set out in English appendix 1 to the key stage 1 and 2 programmes of study for English


Grammar and vocabulary

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through:
  • Extending and applying the grammatical knowledge set out in English appendix 2 to the key stage 1 and 2 programmes of study to analyse more challenging texts
  • Studying the effectiveness and impact of the grammatical features of the texts they read
  • drawing on new vocabulary and grammatical constructions from their reading and listening, and using these consciously in their writing and speech to achieve particular effects
  • Knowing and understanding the differences between spoken and written language, including differences associated with formal and informal registers, and between Standard English and other varieties of English
  • Using Standard English confidently in their own writing and speech
  • Discussing reading, writing and spoken language with precise and confident use of linguistic and literary terminology