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In this page, you will find some examples of what is expected of Year 4 writers who are meeting all the age-related requirements. SCROLL DOWN to find out what to expect from your children and some of the reasons why this is expected at Year 4. All the examples below are from "extended writing" sessions, which are generally over two lessons and are completed independently having spent previous lessons building up and practising writing skills.
Why is this writing at the age-related expectation (ARE) for the end of Year 4?
- Use paragraphs to group information.
- Capital letters, full stops, question and exclamation marks, possessive apostrophes and commas are used accurately.
- Spell all common words correctly and spell most of Year 3 and 4 common exception words, attempting longer words.
- Neat, legible and joined handwriting.
- Correctly punctuation speech:
e.g. “Look, I used punctuation inside the inverted commas,” said Ian
- Accurate use of tense, including present perfect ( e.g. She has walked to the shops ).
- Use prepositions ( e.g. under, in, on, with, at ) and conjunctions ( e.g. and, because, since, although ) to extend and add detail to sentences.
- Proof read their writing to check for errors and correct these independently.
- Use adjectives and adverbs to add detail to their writing.
- Parents notes for year 4 - ARE.pdf
Examples of writing expectations at the end of the Autumn Term
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Creative writing - Year 4 resources
Age range: 7-11
Resource type: Worksheet/Activity
6 September 2021
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Some creative writing resources for Year 4 students focusing on:
– writing about what the student knows – story ideas – plot planning using storyboards – developing characters.
– ACELT1607 - Create literary texts that explore students’ own experiences and imagining – ACELT1794 - Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings
Pupils should be taught to draft and write in narratives, [by] creating settings, characters and plot
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We hope you enjoy these creative writing tasks! You can complete the tasks at your own pace throughout the week.
We would love to read some of your writing, if you would like to share it with us send it to the year5 email address. , week beginning 13.07.20.
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How to plan your story
Find out some useful tips to help you plan your story.
How is a story structured?
Find out why most stories consist of a beginning, a middle and an end.
What is a setting?
Find out what a setting is and how you can use them in your stories.
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Find out about some of the different questions authors think about when they are inventing new characters.
How to think about your purpose for writing
Find out how your writing can have different purposes depending on the subject you're writing about or what you want to communicate.
How to write for different audiences
Find out how you should think about the language you use when writing for different audiences.
Proofreading and identifying errors
Find out why it's important to check your work for errors.
Context for writing
Find out how changing the context can affect your stories.
Reading for pleasure
In this English article, learn about what an author does and review your favourite book.
Identifying themes in a text
In this English article, learn how to identify themes in a wide range of stories.
How to recognise genres
In this English article, learn how to identify different genres used in writing and choose the most appropriate genre for texts.
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Activity: Story mountain
Complete the story mountain to plan your story with a beginning, middle, and end.
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Read a poem, talk about what it means, and perform it to an audience.
5. Find story inspiration
You can find fun story ideas anywhere! Why not raid your kitchen cupboards or hunt through the attic to find lost treasures? Anything from an old hat to a telescope will do the trick. What could the object be used for? Who might be looking for it? What secrets could it hold? Suggest different genres such as mystery or science fiction and discuss how the item might be used in this kind of story.
Real-world facts can also be a great source of inspiration. For example, did you know a jumping flea can accelerate faster than a space rocket taking off into orbit? What crazy story can your child make out of this fact? Newspapers and news websites can be great for finding these sorts of ideas.
For more storytelling ideas, download our free Story idea generator or our Character profile activity sheet .
Activity: Story idea generator
Activity: Character profile
6. Draw your ideas first
If your child isn’t sure where to start with a story or even a piece of non-fiction, it can sometimes be helpful to sketch out their ideas first. For instance, can they draw a picture of a dastardly villain or a brave hero? How about a scary woodland or an enchanted castle?
Your child might also find it useful to draw maps or diagrams. What are all the different areas of their fantasy landscape called? How is the baddie’s base organised?
Some children might enjoy taking this idea a step further and drawing their own comics. This is great practice – it stretches your child’s creativity, gets them thinking about plot, character, and dialogue, and is a big confidence boost once they’ve finished and have an amazing story to look back on.
What your child will learn
In Year 4 (age 8–9), your child will be aiming to build upon the goals and expectations they were first set in Year 3. They will be expected to:
- Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
- Discussing and recording their ideas.
- Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures
- Organising paragraphs around a theme
- In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
- In non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices (for example, headings and sub-headings).
- Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
- Proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences .
- Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
Handwriting, spelling, grammar, and punctuation are all important aspects of writing too. You can find out more about them on our dedicated pages:
Handwriting in Year 4 (age 8-9)
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Spelling in Year 4 (age 8-9)
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Grammar and punctuation in Year 4 (age 8-9)
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