Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

01226 790333

Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Class Four

Curriculum Plan for English KS2 – Class 4


Autumn 1

Walk to Freedom

Escape from Pompeii


The Fight to Belong – Alan Gibbons

Autumn 2


Giant’s Necklace

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World – Kate Pankhurst (POR)

Spring 1

Things You’ll Find in a Poet’s Beard – AF Harrold (POR) Love That Dog – Sharon Creech (POR)


Spring 2

I Was a Rat – Phillip Pullman (POR)


Shackleton’s Journey (POR)

Summer 1

East of the Sun – Naomi Lewis (POR)


Viking Boy – Tony Bradman (POR)

Summer 2

Pea Boy – Elizabeth Laird (POR)


Iron Man – Ted Hughes (POR)

Literary Form





Persuasive Writing



Traditional Tales

Contemporary Fiction


Tales from other cultures.


Link to theme




Phonics and Early Reading


National Curriculum SPAG

The grammatical difference between plural and possessive -s

Standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms (e.g. we were instead of we was, or I

did instead of I done)

Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases (e.g. the teacher expanded to: the strict maths teacher with curly hair)


Fronted adverbials (For example, Later that day, I heard the bad news)

Use of paragraphs to

organise ideas around a


Appropriate choice of

pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition.

Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech (For example a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation with inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”)

Apostrophes to mark plural possession (e.g. the girl’s name, the boys’ boots)

Use of commas after fronted adverbials (e.g. Later that day, I heard the bad news.)

pronoun, possessive

pronoun, adverbial, determiner




Extended writing outcome

Persuasive writng


Recount and

non-chronological report





Developed narrative

Language competency


Developed narrative - sequence organised into paragraphs using fronted adverbials to indicate

changes in time or place




Persuasive advert or leaflet - expanded noun phrases,


Recount and non-chronological report - organised in paragraphs

All writing – appropriate use of pronouns and nouns


Poetic language Language and word play: Homophones Visual patterns in rhyming words – onset and rime Onomatopoeia – consonant clusters Syllabification for spelling Narrative poetry Figurative language Using language for intent and effect on the reader Language for the printed page and that to be heard Book Talk


Narrative – dialogue to show character

Characters - developed through dialogue and action


Settings – expanded noun phrases

Description from images – possessive apostrophe



Explanation - sequential and causal language organised in paragraphs, fronted adverbials




Description from images – possessive apostrophe