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WRITING including SPELLING, GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION

By the end of Year 1 we are aiming for:

 

HANDWRITING

In Year 1 children will be taught to:

  • sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly
  • begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
  • form capital letters
  • form digits 0-9
  • understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’ (ie letters that are formed in similar ways) and to practise these

 

SPELLING

In Year 1 children will be taught to:

  • spell:
    • words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught
    • common exception words
    • the days of the week
  • name the letters of the alphabet:
    • naming the letters of the alphabet in order
    • using letter names to distinguish between alternative spellings of the same sound
  • add prefixes and suffixes:
    • using the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs
    • using the prefix un–
    • using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]
  • apply simple spelling rules

  • write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far

 

VOCABULARY, GRAMMAR and PUNCTUATION

In Year 1 children will be taught to:

  • develop their understanding of the following concepts
    • leaving spaces between words
    • joining words and joining clauses using ‘and’
    • beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
    • using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
    • learning the grammar for year 1:

 

WRITING COMPOSITION

In Year 1 children will be taught to:

  • write sentences by:
    • saying out loud what they are going to write about
    • composing a sentence orally before writing it
    • sequencing sentences to form short narratives
    • re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
  • discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
  • read their writing aloud, clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher

►Look what we are learning this term....

The genre we are writing this term are:

  • a story - sequencing, character description and speech/thought bubbles
  • a WANTED poster
  • a descriptive piece
  • instructions
  • a diary entry

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