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Writing Targets


I can segment spoken words into phonemes and record these as
I can spell words with alternatives spellings, including a few common
I can spell longer words using suffixes such as ‘ment’, ‘ness’, ‘ful’, ‘less’,
I can use my knowledge of alternative phonemes to narrow down
possibilities for accurate spelling.
I can identify phonemes in unfamiliar words and use syllables to divide
I can form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another.
I can begin to use some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to
join letters.
I show that I know which letters are best left unjoined.
I use capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and
relationship to one another and to lower case letters.
I use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.
I can write narratives about personal experiences and those of others,
both real and fictional.
I can write for different purposes, including real events.
I can plan and discuss the content of writing and record my ideas.
I am able to orally rehearse structured sentences or sequences of
I can evaluate my own writing independently, with friends and with an
I can proof-read to check for errors in spelling, grammar and
Grammar and punctuation
Sentence structure

I can use subordination and co-ordination.
I can use expanded noun phrases.
I can say how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its
Text structure
I consistently use the present tense and past tense correctly.
I can use the progressive forms of verbs in the present and past tense.
I use capital letters for names of people, places, days of the week and
the personal pronoun ‘I’.
I use question marks and exclamation marks correctly.
I can use commas to separate items in a list.
I can use apostrophes to show where letters are missing and to mark
singular possession in nouns.