English – Sentence

Subject Key Objective Progression & Development by Year Groups

The following is a guide to help you understand your child’s progression through school.

All lessons are differentiated. This means teachers plan activities that enable the objective to be learned by all children including those who will find the objective challenging, those children who with hard work will secure good progress and those children who can tackle extra stretch and challenge in this subject.

English – Sentence – Primary Curriculum


English Sentence – Foundation stage:

Children write simple sentences, spelling some words correctly and others in ways which are phonetically plausible.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Graphemes
  • Phoneme
  • Phonics


English Sentence – Year 1:

Children write simple sentences with increasingly accurate spellings, joining words and clauses using the word ‘and’.

Graphemes

Phoneme

Phonics


English Sentence – 
Year 2:

Children write sentences that include some description and extra detail (subordination).

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Coordination
  • Noun Phrase
  • Subordination


English Sentence –
Year 3:

Children write sentences that include some description and extra detail, often relating to time, place and cause.

Coordination

Noun Phrase

Subordination


English Sentence –
Year 4:

Children write sentences that begin with fronted adverbials and that include some description and extra detail, often relating to time, place and cause.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Fronted Adverbial
  • Modifying Adjective
  • Preposition


English Sentence –
Year 5:

Children write detailed sentences that begin with fronted adverbials or relative clauses indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs or modal verbs.

Fronted Adverbial

Modifying Adjective

Preposition


English Sentence –
Year 6:

Children write complex, detailed sentences that begin with fronted adverbials or relative clauses and may include the use of the passive or subjunctive forms, depending on how informal or formal the context of the sentence.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Formal – Informal
  • Passive
  • Subjunctive


English Sentence – Mastery:

Children include a range of complex, detailed sentences throughout their writing.

Formal – Informal

Passive

Subjunctive

This collection of short films and resources will help you understand your child’s progression through school.

The curriculum film resource has been broken down by subject area initially and then by topic area.