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English Writing 

This week we are continuing with our recount writing. 

Lesson 1:
Learning objective: To use the range of punctuation taught at key stage 2 mostly correctly.
I can:

  • Use brackets to indicate parenthesis. 
  • Use a semi colon to mark boundaries between independent clauses. 



Click the link below to watch the video about semi colons. 

Create your own mini poster to remind yourself what a semi colon is and how it is used.

1. What is a semi colon?
2. How is it used?
3. Give an example. 

Semicolon song from Grammaropolis - "Here's a Semicolon Song; it's Super Fast!"


Look at the two sentences below. 

They both make sense on their own, but are closely linked by what they are talking about. 

Have a go at re-writing the sentences with a semi colon

I have to get up early tomorrow. I’m going to bed now. 

Activity 1:

Match the independent clauses below. 

Re-write the sentences using a semi colon. 

Activity 2:

Re-write the sentences below using a semi colon

Activity 3:

Complete the sentences below adding a further independent clause using a semi colon. 

Lesson 2:
Learning Objective: To identify and explain how writers use grammatical features for effect. 
I Can: 
- Unpick a WAGOLL by identifying a range of writing features 
- Write a success criteria using the WAGOLL



Watch the video below about What is a recount?

Create a mini poster to remind yourself. 


Activity 1:

Below is an example of a recount of a school visitor. 

Read through the WAGOLL. 

Complete the table with features identified from the WAGOLL.

Activity 2:

Create a success criteria by ordering the features.

Which one do you think you are going to ind the trickiest to include and which one are you going to find the easiest?

Lesson 3:
Learning objective: to select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what the writing requires, doing this mostly appropriately.
I Can:
- Plan a recount
- Add key writing features to my planning



Your recount is going to be based on your time spent at Woodside Academy. 

Start by creating a mind map of all the things you are going to talk about. 

Think about:

  • your memories from each year / class
  • trips
  • friends
  • what you have learnt
  • favourite subjects / lessons 
  • any funny memories / moments


Using a story map, start mapping out each event you are going to talk about.

Remember a recount is in chronological (time) order. 


Lesson 4: Spelling

Here are you spellings for this week. 

Use the spelling menu below to choose an activity to help you practise. 


Lesson 5:

Learning objective: to select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what the writing requires, doing this mostly appropriately. (oral rehearsal) 


This lesson is used to orally rehearse your writing. 

Talk through your story map with an adult at home. 


Use the word mats below to help you to make sure that you have included all the writing features required for a recount. 


Look back at previous lessons to check that you have included sentences with the correct vocabulary and punctuation.