Year 4 Term 1
Non-fiction: Instructions
Objective 22, 25, 26
Resource Title
  Lord and Lady Sherwood's Rooms: Instructions for the Steward
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids' Castle
Online Resource
  Kids' Castle  
  This describes how Lady Sherwood runs the castle's household for her husband. She instructs Sir Hugo, the steward, how and when she wants things done  
URL of project


Downloadables available
Downloadable teachers notes
  Word file
PDF file
Downloadable worksheets

Word file : Writing Instructions
PDF file : Writing Instructions


In the Classroom

Write a list of instructions for Lady Sherwood's Steward

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Submit them via the webform  
URL of online activities  
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  Make own book from a sheet of paper by following a set of instructions and folding
Make a list of verbs that might be used when Lady Sherwood is giving Hugo his jobs

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
  22, 25, 26  
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To identify features of instructional texts including; noting the intended outcome at the beginning; listing materials or ingredients; clearly set out sequential stages; language of commands, eg imperative verbs
To write clear instructions using conventions learnt from writing
To improve the cohesion of written instructions and directions through the use of link phrases and organisational devices such as sub headings and numberings
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, History, Technology  
ICT Skills


Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  1 - 2 days  




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