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Handwriting Understand how words Join words and clauses Write sentences, Revision and Revision and
can combine to form using ‘and’ sequencing to form application of taught application of taught
Separate words with sentences short narratives objectives objectives
spaces Use capital letters for
Use capital letters and the names of people Understand the
Use capital letters for full stops to demarcate and places and the vocabulary of:
the days of the week sentences in some of personal pronoun ‘I’ ‘singular, plural’
his/her writing
Understand the
vocabulary of: ‘letter’ Understand the
vocabulary of:
Year 2
Handwriting Use expanded noun Use ‘when’, ‘if’ and Use the progressive Revision and Revision and
phrases for description ‘because’ for form of verbs, in the application of taught application of taught
Separate words with and specification subordination present and past tense, objectives objectives
spaces to mark actions in
Use past and present Use ‘and’, ‘or’ and ‘but’ progress
Use capital letters for tense mostly for co-ordination
people, places, days of accurately and Use apostrophes for
the week and the consistently Understand how the singular possession
personal pronoun ‘I’ grammatical patterns
Use commas in lists in a sentence indicate Form nouns by using
Demarcating most its function as a the suffixes ‘-er’, ‘-
sentences with full Use suffixes ‘-er’ and ‘- statement, question, ness’ and by
stops and capital est’ with adjectives and exclamation or compounding e.g
letters. ‘-ly’ to create adverbs. command and use ‘whiteboard’,
these in their writing. ‘playground’.
Understand the
vocabulary: ‘noun, Use some question
compound, noun marks and exclamation
phrase, adjective, verb,
adverb, suffix’ Use apostrophes for

Form adjectives using

the suffixes ‘-ful’ and ‘-

Year 3
Handwriting Use ‘a’ or ‘an’ correctly Organise writing into Draft and write Revision and Revision and
paragraphs as a way of narratives, creating application of taught application of taught
Spelling of key high Express time, place and grouping related settings, character and objectives objectives
frequency words cause using material, using plot
conjunctions, adverbs headings and
Demarcation of and prepositions subheadings to Draft and write non-
sentences with full organise texts narrative material,
stops, capitals, Understand the using headings and
question and vocabulary: vowel, Use the present subheadings to
exclamation marks consonant, inverted perfect form of verbs organise texts
commas/speech instead of the simple
Use capital letters for marks, direct speech, past Understand the
people, places, days of preposition, vocabulary: clause and
the week and the conjunction Begin to use inverted subordinate clause
personal pronoun ‘I’ commas to punctuate
Form nouns using a direct speech
Use expanded noun range of prefixes, e.g
phrases for description auto-, super-, anti-
and specification
Identify word families
based on common root
Understand the
vocabulary: word
family, prefix
Year 4
Handwriting Use simple Use inverted commas Expand noun phrases Revision and Revision and
organisational devices and other punctuation further with adjectives application of taught application of taught
Spelling of key high in non-fiction for direct speech and prepositional objectives objectives
frequency words phrases
Make appropriate Use fronted adverbials
Demarcation of choice of pronoun or followed by a comma Draft and write in
sentences with full noun across a text to narratives, creating
stops, capitals, aid cohesion and avoid Understand the settings, character and
question and repetition difference between the plot with consideration
exclamation marks plural and possessive for the audience and
Use paragraphs to ‘s’ and use apostrophes purpose
Use capital letters for organise ideas around for plural possession
people, places, days of a theme Understand the
the week and the vocabulary: determiner
personal pronoun ‘I’ Understand the
vocabulary: possessive
Use expanded noun pronoun
phrases for description
and specification
Year 5
Handwriting Convert nouns or Link ideas across Use a wide range of Revision and Revision and
adjectives into verbs paragraphs using clause structures, application of taught application of taught
Spelling of key high using suffixes (-ate, - adverbials or tense sometimes varying objectives objectives
frequency words and ise, -ify) choices their position in a
simple spelling rules sentence
Use commas to clarify Use devices to build
Demarcation of meaning cohesion within and Draft and write
sentences with full across sentences and narratives, describing
stops, capitals, paragraphs settings, character and
question and Use commas, dashes or atmosphere,
exclamation marks brackets for Use different verb integrating dialogue to
parenthesis forms with convey character
Use of speech marks consideration for
Use relative clauses audience and purpose
Use capital letters for
people, places, days of Use organisational and Express degrees of
the week and the presentational devices possibility using
personal pronoun ‘I’ to structure the text adverbs and modal
and guide the reader verbs
Use expanded noun
phrases for description Understand the Understand the
and specification vocabulary: ambiguity, vocabulary: modal
parenthesis, relative verb, cohesion

Year 6
Handwriting Use expanded noun Use a wider range of Draft and write Revision and Revision and
phrases to convey cohesive devices narratives, describing application of taught application of taught
Spelling of key high complicated settings, character and objectives objectives
frequency words and information precisely Use formal and atmosphere,
simple spelling rules informal language integrating dialogue to
Understand how words structures and convey character and
Demarcation of are related by meaning vocabulary including advance the action
sentences with full as synonyms and the subjunctive mood
stops, capitals, antonyms and question tags Use the perfect form of
question and verbs to mark
exclamation marks Use layout devices to Use the passive voice relationships of time
structure text to affect the and cause
Use of speech marks presentation of
Use capital letters for Use colons and semi- information in a
people, places, days of colons in lists sentence
the week and the
personal pronoun ‘I’ Use hyphens to avoid Use colons, semi-
ambiguity colons and dashes to
Use expanded noun Understand the separate independent
phrases for description vocabulary: bullet clauses
and specification points
Understand the
vocabulary: subject,
object, active, passive,