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Most of our writing will take place through our topic work and children will be writing lots of different genres including stories and information texts.  As well as writing children will also be studying elements of science, computing, history, geography and art using our topic as a starting point.

Over the year we will be working towards the following National Curriculum objectives

 

WRITING TRANSCRIPTION

  • Spell by segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly.
  • Spell by learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones.
  • Spell by learning to spell common exception words.
  • Spell by learning to spell some words with contracted forms.
  • Spell by learning the possessive apostrophe (singular) [for example, the girl's book].
  • Spell by distinguishing between homophones and near-homophones.
  • Add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly.
  • Apply year 2 spelling rules and guidance.
  • Write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs, common exception words and punctuation taught so far.

HANDWRITING PRESENTATION

  • Form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another.
  • Start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined.
  • Write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters.
  • Use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

 

COMPOSITION

  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional).
  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing about real events.
  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing poetry.
  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing for different purposes.
  • Consider what they are going to write before beginning by planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about.
  • Consider what they are going to write before beginning by writing down ideas and/or key words, including new vocabulary.
  • Consider what they are going to write before beginning by encapsulating what they want to say, sentence by sentence.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by evaluating their writing with the teacher and other pupils.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by re-reading to check that their writing makes sense and that verbs to indicate time are used correctly and consistently, including verbs in the continuous form.
  • Make simple additions, revisions and corrections to their own writing by proof-reading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation [for example, ends of sentences punctuated correctly].
  • Read aloud what they have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear.

 

VOCABULARY GRAMMAR PUNCTUATION

  • Use grammatical terminology for Year 2 learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks.
  • Use grammatical terminology for Year 2 learning how to use commas for lists.
  • Use grammatical terminology for Year 2 learning how to use apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular).
  • Learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly].
  • Learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form.
  • Learn how to use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but).
  • Use grammatical terminology for Year 2 understanding the formation of nouns using suffixes such as -ness, -er and compounding [e.g. whiteboard, superman]
  • Use grammatical terminology for Year 2 understanding the formation of adjectives using suffixes such as -ful, -less.
  • Use grammatical terminology for Year 2 understanding the use of the suffixes -er, -est in adjectives and the use of the -ly in Standard English to turn adjectives into adverbs.
  • Use and understand the year 2 grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing.