What do I teach?

A comprehensive list of topics for children at Key Stage 2

Writing

  • Story writing
  • poetry
  • persuasive writing
  • report writing
  • letter writing
  • instructional writing
  • formal and informal language
  • consonance and assonance
  • figurative language: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole

Grammar

  • Adjectives
  • nouns & expanded noun phrases
  • verbs & modal verbs
  • adverbs & fronted adverbials
  • pronouns
  • conjunctions
  • alliteration
  • tenses
  • prefixes, suffixes, root words
  • subordinate clauses
  • compound and complex sentences
  • rhetorical questions
  • direct and indirect speech
  • compound words
  • prepositions
  • determiners: definite and indefinite articles

Punctuation

  • Capital letters 
  • apostrophes
  • colons & semi-colons
  • parentheses (commas, dashes and brackets)
  • full stops
  • paragraphs
  • inverted commas
  • hyphens

Vocabulary

  • Ambitious vocabulary
  • synonyms
  • antonyms
  • homophones
  • etymology

Skills

  • Spelling 
  • handwriting
  • using a dictionary
  • using a thesaurus
  • editing
  • reading comprehension