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Writing

This term, our writing genres are:

  • Narrative (myths and legends);
  • Non-chronological reports;
  • Poetry;
  • Discussion

We will be using these as a focus for our writing:

We will also be using the artefacts we have in the classroom to develop our thinking and knowledge.

Writing Expectations for writing in Y4:

 

Spelling

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.

Handwriting

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.

Composition

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

avoid repetition.

I can use direct speech in my writing and punctuate it correctly.

Sentence structure

I can use noun phrases which are expanded by adding modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition

phrases.

I can use fronted adverbials.

Text structure

I can write in paragraphs.

I make an appropriate choice of pronoun and noun within and across sentences.

Punctuation

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.

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