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Writing and phonics

By the end of Year 1 your child should be able to:

- Spell words up to and including phase 5 sounds

-Spell all 100 common exception words(tricky words)

-Spell the days of the week

- Name the letters of the alphabet in order

- Know letter names and sounds

-Use the spelling rule for adding -s and -es as the plural for nouns and the thrid person plural for verbs

- Use the prefix -un

-Use -ing, -ed, -er and -est where no change is needed in the spelling of the root words

-Sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly

- Begin to form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place

- Form capital letters and digits 0-9

- Understand which letters belong to which handwriting families and to practise these

- Write sentences by saying out loud what they are going to write about

-Sequence sentences to form short narratives

- Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense

- Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

-Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher

- Leave spaces between words

- Join words and clauses using 'and'

- Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark

- Use a capital letter for names of people, places, days of the week and the personal pronoun I