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Writing Targets



I can identify known phonemes in unfamiliar words.

I can use syllables to divide words when spelling.

I use what I know about alternative phonemes to narrow down possibilities for accurate spelling.

I can use the spelling rule for adding ‘s’ or ‘es’ for verbs in the 3rd person singular. 

I can name all the letters of the alphabet in order.

I can use letter names to show alternative spellings of the same phoneme.


I can sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.

I can form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place.

I can form capital letters and digits 0-9.


I can compose a sentence orally before writing it.

I can sequence sentences in chronological order to recount an event or experience.

I can re-read what I have written to check that it makes sense.

I leave spaces between words.

I know how the prefix ‘un’ can be added to words to change meaning.

I can use the suffixes ‘s’, ‘es’, ‘ed’, and ‘ing’ within my writing. 

Grammar and punctuation

Sentence structure

I can combine words to make a sentence.

I can join two sentences using ‘and’.

Text structure

I can sequence sentences to form a narrative.


I can separate words using finger spaces.

I can use capital letters to start a sentence.

I can use a full stop to end a sentence.

I can use a question mark.

I can use an exclamation mark.

I can use capital letters for names.

I can use ‘I’.