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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:

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I add prefixes and suffixes using the rules we have worked on in class.

I can spell some words that include silent letters such as knight, psalm and solemn.

I know some words sound the same but are spelled differently and can point out the different uses of these words.

I use the words and word parts that I know to help me spell new words but I also know some words  are unique and need to be learnt individually.

I use a dictionary to check how words are spelled and what words mean.

I use the first three  or four letters of a word to quickly find it in a dictionary.

I use a thesaurus to improve my vocabulary use, finding a wider set of different words in my text.

I make sure others can read my handwriting and decide whether or not to join specific letters.

I choose the writing tool that is best suited for a task.

 

Composition

I plan the structure of my writing by thinking about the audience for my text and the purpose of the writing.

I plan my writing by making notes and then develop my initial ideas.

I plan my writing by considering how other authors have developed their characters and settings.

I draft and write by selecting grammar and vocabulary understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.

I review my work to further describe and develop settings, characters and a narrative atmosphere.

I can precis a passage to create a short text with the same meaning.

I use themes and detail across my texts to help link paragraphs together into a full text.

I use headings, bullet points and underlining to structure and guide a reader through my writing.

I evaluate and edit my work by comparing my texts with the work of others and explore whether my writing is the high quality i expect.

I evaluate and edit my texts to enhance and clarify what i write by proposing changes to vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.

I enusre the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing.

I edit my work to enure my use of singular and plural words are accurate and I know my writing should not be the language of speech.

I proof read my work to correct some spelling and punctuation mistakes.

I read aloud my own work so the meaning is clear, fluenct and flows correctly.

 

Vocabulary, Grammar, Punctuation

I use hyphens to ensure the reader understands exactly what i mean for example, man eating shark is not the same as man-eating shark.

I can write out formal speech or texts using appropiate vocabulary.

I use passive verbs to affect the focus of information in a sentence - for example, i can change Sam repaired the car into the car was repaired by Sam.

I know some words have similair meanings (synonyms) and others have opposite meanings (antonyms)

I link ideas across my work by using a range of devices (such as the repitition of a word or phrase, or using phrases such as on the other hand, in contrast, or as a consequence) and i know how to use an ellipsis.

I structure my work with appropiate headings, sub-headings, columns, bullets or tables.

I mark out separate clauses in a sentence by using a semi-colon or colon.

I can punctuate speech accurately using inverted commas and other punctuation.

I use bullet ponts accurately and use a colon to introduce a list.

 

National Curriculum Objectives for Writing