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Writing

Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the core skills within Literacy that we aim to develop within our school. The National Curriculum documents below contain details about what children in each year group must be taught in these areas.

 

Our Writing 'Must Haves'

 

The Writing Must Haves provide information on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The staff have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the school. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching.

Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

 

 

Writing must have

Notes

Spelling must have

 

F2

Letter formation- letters should all be formed correctly with correct pencil grip

 

Use phonetically plausible attempts to spell words? (the, I)

 

1

Letter formation – letters should be on the line and the correct size

Finger spaces should be used between words.

 

High frequency words (as appropriate)

 

2

Capital letters to start sentences and for proper nouns. Full stops.

Proper names are used for names of people and places

e.g. Ben and Space Centre

 

 

All high frequency words

 

3

Apostrophes for contraction (autumn term) and possession (rest of the year)

Apostrophes for Contractions combine two words e.g can not becomes cant and would not becomes wouldnt .

 

Apostrophe for possession show that something belongs to someone e.g Mr King’s pen.

Homophones

 

Common Spelling errors(including where and were).

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same (to varying extent) as another word but differs in meaning.

4

Choosing when to end a sentence accurately using full stops, exclamation marks of question marks. Ensuring that children recognise the difference between a phrase and a sentence and avoiding misuse of commas and conjunctions.

sentence is a complete thought. A phrase is a group of words that perform a function in a sentence.

 

Conjunctions are words used to connect words, phrases, or clauses

-ed endings and double letters

If the word has one syllable, ends with a single constant and has a vowel before that constant we double it.

E.g skip would become skipped

5

The commas: in speech punctuation, to separate clauses (including parenthesis) and to separate fronted adverbials.

The comma in speech can come before or after what it spoken.

e.g “Very funny,” Sam muttered.

Sam muttered, “Very funny.”

Suffixes –ly and -ful

 

6

Punctuation: ensuring understanding and use of the full range of punctuation taught at primary level appropriately () dashes, hyphens ; :

 

 

 


 

Our Star Writers

 

Teachers are busy checking the writing of their classes to decide who are our Spring Term Star Writers. Check back here soon to find out who they are!

Helpful Sites

 

Below are some useful site for the children. 

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