I can form verbs with prefixes.
I can convert nouns or adjectives into verbs by adding a suffix.
I understand the rules for adding prefixes and suffixes.
I can spell words with silent letters.
I can distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused.
I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y5/6 word list.
I can use the first 3 or 4 letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both in a dictionary.
I can use a thesaurus.
I can use a range of spelling strategies.
I can choose the style of handwriting to use when given a choice.
I can choose the handwriting that is best suited for a specific task.
I can discuss the audience and purpose of the writing.
I can start sentences in different ways.
I can use the correct features and sentence structure matched to the text type we are working on.
I can develop characters through action and dialogue.
I can establish a viewpoint as the writer through commenting on characters and events.
I can use grammar and vocabulary to create an impact on the reader.
I can use stylistic devices to create effects in writing.
I can add well-chosen detail to interest the reader.
I can summarise a paragraph.
I can organise my writing into paragraphs to show different information or events.
Grammar and punctuation
I can use relative clauses.
I can use adverbs or modal verbs to indicate a degree of possibility.
I can build cohesion between paragraphs.
I can use adverbials to link paragraphs.
I can use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis.
I can use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity.