I can convert verbs into nouns by adding a suffix.
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 understand that the spelling of some words need to be learnt specifically.
I can use any dictionary or thesaurus.
I 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 identify the audience for and purpose of the writing.
I can choose the appropriate form and register for the audience and purpose of the writing.
I use grammatical structures and features and choose vocabulary appropriate to the audience, purpose and degree of formality to make meaning clear and create effect.
I use a range of sentence starters to create specific effects.
I can use developed noun phrases to add detail to sentences.
I use the passive voice to present information with a different emphasis.
I use commas to mark phrases and clauses.
I can sustain and develop ideas logically in narrative and non-narrative writing.
I can use character, dialogue and action to advance events in narrative writing.
I can summarise a text, conveying key information in writing.
Grammar and punctuation
I can use the passive voice.
I can vary sentence structure to suit formal and informal writing.
I can use a variety of organisational and presentational devices appropriate to the text type.
I write in paragraphs which can clearly signal a change in subject, time, place or event.
I can use the semi-colon, colon and dash.
I can use the colon to introduce a list and the semi-colon within lists.
I can use a hyphen to avoid ambiguity.