This writing progression of skills grid would be useful to help plan writing in English. The vocabulary, grammar and punctuation section has been taken from Mike Cain’s mastery in writing book which links to the National Curriculum. You could also use the grids to help assess at the end of the year. If you are using them to assess, then do not assess using the skills highlighted in yellow as they have been added in as they are part and parcel of good writing but are not statutory requirements at the end of each year.

Click HERE to view the Xavier Writing progression of skills document

Whole School Genre Checklist

Whole school English writing skills for parents and children. The year group could be stuck in the child’s book to self assess against and a copy sent home to parents. Click HERE

English Planning ideas

Year 1 planning example
Year 2 planning example
Year 3 planning example
Year 4 planning example
Year 5 planning example
Year 6 planning example

No Nonsense Grammar planning

Introduction and subject knowledge

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6

Click HERE to view the grammar reference pdfs

No Nonsense Spelling planning

NNS Year 2

NNS Year 3

NNS Year 4

NNS Year 5

NNS Year 6

NNS Spelling pathway’

Mastery ideas