My Experiences and Outcomes

Tools for writing

– using knowledge of technical aspects to help my writing communicate effectively within and beyond my place of learning
Early First Second Third Fourth
I explore sounds, letters and words, discovering how they work together, and I can use what I learn to help me as I read and write.

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I can spell the most commonly-used words, using my knowledge of letter patterns and spelling rules and use resources to help me spell tricky or unfamiliar words.

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I can spell most of the words I need to communicate, using spelling rules, specialist vocabulary, self-correction techniques and a range of resources.

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I can use a range of strategies and resources and spell most of the words I need to use, including specialist vocabulary, and ensure that my spelling is accurate.

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I can use a range of strategies and resources independently and ensure that my spelling, including specialist vocabulary, is accurate.

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As I play and learn, I enjoy exploring interesting materials for writing and different ways of recording my experiences and feelings, ideas and information.

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  I can write independently, use appropriate punctuation and order and link my sentences in a way that makes sense.

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In both short and extended texts, I can use appropriate punctuation, vary my sentence structures and divide my work into paragraphs in a way that makes sense to my reader.

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As appropriate to my purpose and type of text, I can punctuate and structure different types of sentences with sufficient accuracy, and arrange these to make meaning clear, showing straightforward relationships between paragraphs.

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As appropriate to my purpose and type of text, I can punctuate and structure different types of sentences with sufficient accuracy, and arrange these to make meaning clear, showing straightforward relationships between paragraphs.

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  Throughout the writing process, I can check that my writing makes sense.

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Throughout the writing process, I can check that my writing makes sense and meets its purpose.

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Throughout the writing process, I can review and edit my writing to ensure that it meets its purpose and communicates meaning at first reading.

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Throughout the writing process, I can review and edit my writing independently to ensure that it meets its purpose and communicates meaning clearly at first reading.

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  I can present my writing in a way that will make it legible and attractive for my reader, combining words, images and other features.

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I consider the impact that layout and presentation will have and can combine lettering, graphics and other features to engage my reader.

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I can consider the impact that layout and presentation will have on my reader, selecting and using a variety of features appropriate to purpose and audience.

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I can justify my choice and use of layout and presentation in terms of the intended impact on my reader.

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