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Intent – English: Sentence 


The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond.

This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements:
EYFS: “They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.”
KS1: “ Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly].”
“Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but).”
KS2: “Using fronted adverbials.”
“Using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (i.e. omitted) relative pronoun.”
“Using passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence.”

What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will produce at least one piece of (purposeful) writing per week through extended writing. They will produce two pieces of independent work termly based on the unit of study they have followed which showcases sentence structure, punctuation and grammatical choices. 
Pupils will also apply their knowledge of writing sentences to a collection of work produced in other subjects.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to write increasingly complex sentences, whilst also understanding the contexts in which to use different sentence structures and the effects these might have on the reader.
They will be able to use descriptive language appropriately, as well as develop the detail of their sentences whilst also thinking about relevance.
They will be able to explain their choice of sentence.

What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: Tell me a sentence you have written. Write a sentence to match this picture.
⇒ KS1: Add some extra words to this sentence. Write some sentences to describe this picture. Find me an expanded noun phrase within your writing. 
⇒ KS2: Add an appropriate fronted adverbial to this sentence. Give an example of a sentence that uses the passive form. 

Cultural Capital 

  •  Children will be given opportunities to communicate to wider audiences and how to affect the reader through their choice of sentences.
  • They will understand the difference between writing a formal letter of complaint and writing an informal postcard to their friend.
  •  They should be able to adapt their writing to suit different purposes throughout life.


British Values: 
⇒Rule of law
⇒Mutual respect
⇒Individual liberty