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The Year One Writing Curriculum.
- words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught
- common exception words
- the days of the week
En1/3.1b 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
En1/3.1c 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
En1/3.1e write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far.
En1/3.2 Handwriting and Presentation
En1/3.2a sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly
En1/3.2b begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
En1/3.2c form capital letters
En1/3.2d form digits 0-9
En1/3.2e understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’ (ie letters that are formed in similar ways) and to practise these
En1/3.3a write sentences by:
En1/3.3b discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
- 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
En1/3.3c read their writing aloud clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.
En1/3.4 Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation
En1/3.4a develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by:
En1/3.4b use the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing and reading.
- 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 in English Appendix 2