This term, our writing genres are:
Writing Expectations for writing in Y4:
I can spell words with prefixes and suffixes and can add them to root words.
I can recognise and spell homophones.
I can use the first two or three letters of a word to check a spelling in a dictionary.
I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y3/4 word list.
I can use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters.
I understand which letters should be left unjoined.
My handwriting is legible and consistent; down strokes of letters are parallel and equidistant; lines
of writing are spaced sufficiently so that ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch.
I can compose sentences using a range of sentence structures.
I can orally rehearse a sentence or a sequence of sentences.
I can write a narrative with a clear structure, setting and plot.
I can improve my writing by changing grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency.
I use a range of sentences which have more than one clause.
I can use appropriate nouns and pronouns within and across sentences to support cohesion and
I can use direct speech in my writing and punctuate it correctly.
I can use noun phrases which are expanded by adding modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition
I can use fronted adverbials.
I can write in paragraphs.
I make an appropriate choice of pronoun and noun within and across sentences.
I can use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.
I can use apostrophes to mark plural possession.
I can use commas after fronted adverbials.