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 Year One Writing Expectations

By the end of Year One, all children are expected to have met the expectations below. 

Reception

Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence.

Reception

Writes own name and other things such as labels, captions.

Reception

Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.

Reception

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.

Year 1

Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught

Year 1

Spell common exception words.

Year 1

Sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.

Year 1

Begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place.

Year 1

Form capital letters.

Year 1

Write sentences by sequencing sentences to form short narratives.

Year 1

Write sentences by re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.

Year 1

Leave spaces between words

Year 1

Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

Year 1

Use capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun 'I'.

Year 1

Use grammatical terminology for Year 1 understanding regular plural noun suffixes -s or -es [dog, dogs, wish, wishes], including the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun.