English Core Skills

Genre Coverage

 

Year

Group

Instructional Recount Non-

Chronological

Explanation Persuasion Discussion Narrative Poetry (3 a year)
1
2
3
4
5
6

Narrative Types 

Historical fiction

Contemporary fiction

Dilemma Stories

Dialogue,

Play scripts,

Film narratives

Myths Legends

Fairy tales

Fables

Traditional tales

Poetry Types ( 3 a year)

Adventure Free Verse

Mystery Science Fiction Visual Poems

Fantasy Structured Poems

 

Year Group Punctuation Focus
Year 1 Capital letters and full stops

Introduce question marks and exclamation marks

Year 2 Question marks and exclamation marks

Apostrophe for omission and possession

Commas in a list

Year 3 Commas – after clause, fronted adverbials, lists
Year 4 Inverted commas including other punctuation used with them.
Year 5 Brackets, dashes
Year 6 Semi-colon, colon, dashes and hyphens

 

 

Year Group Sentence Focus
Year 1 Using and to join sentences
Year 2 Subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination ( or, and, but)

Expanded noun phrases

Types of sentences (statement, question, command, exclamation)

Year 3 Expressing time, place and cause…

Conjunctions (when, before, after, while, so because)

Prepositions (before, after, during, in, because of)

Year 4 Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that, or an omitted relative pronoun
Year 5 Modal verbs

Passive Voice

Subjunctive forms

Year 6 Modal verbs

Passive voice

Subjunctive forms