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The Year One Writing Curriculum.


En1/3.1    Spelling

En1/3.1a    spell:
  1. words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught
  2. common exception words
  3. the days of the week
En1/3.1b    name the letters of the alphabet:
  1. naming the letters of the alphabet in order
  2. using letter names to distinguish between alternative spellings of the same sound
En1/3.1c    add prefixes and suffixes:
  1. using the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs
  2. using the prefix un–
  3. using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words
En1/3.1d    apply simple spelling rules and guidance, as listed in English Appendix 1
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

En1/3.3    Composition

En1/3.3a    write sentences by:
  1. saying out loud what they are going to write about
  2. composing a sentence orally before writing it
  3. sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  4. re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
En1/3.3b    discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
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:
  1. leaving spaces between words
  2. joining words and joining clauses using "and"
  3. beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  4. using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
  5. learning the grammar for year 1 in English Appendix 2
En1/3.4b    use the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing and reading.