At the end of Year 1, children are expected to achieve the following objectives in Writing:
Name the letters of the alphabet:
Add prefixes and suffixes:
Using the prefix un–
Apply simple spelling rules and guidance, as listed in English Appendix 1
Write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far.
Handwriting and Presentation
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
Form digits 0-9
Understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’ (ie letters that are formed in similar ways) and to practise these
Write sentences by:
Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
Read their writing aloud clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.
Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation
Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by:
Use the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing and reading.