Welcome to Year 1 Staff • Mrs Clarke • Mrs Styler • Mrs Alberici • Mrs Jones • Mrs Eades Talk about • Writing • Maths • Reading
Year One Writing
Writing Areas covered • Handwriting • Spellings • Grammar • Talk for Writing
Handwriting • Each child need to form lower case letters in the correct direction, relative size to one another(cursive font) • They are able to write taught graphemes in a continuous cursive style. E.g:
Spellings • Spell correctly words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught*. • Spell Common Exception words for year one*.
Grammar • Uses the prefix un- correctly. • Use suffixing, ed, er and est where no change is needed in the spelling of the root word. help-helping,helped, helper. Punctuation • Leaves spaces between words. • Punctuates most sentences using a capital letter. • Uses a capital letter for the personal pronoun ‘I’. • Punctuates most sentences using a full stop. • Can use a question mark. • Can use an exclamation mark.
Talk for Writing Adopted throughout the school Nursery – Year 6 based on a proven method of improving writing. • Uses action words • Repetition • Acting • Modelling • Vocab exploration • Story mountain • Story maps • *** video of them performing *** Aims to ensure children can • Write a sequence of sentences that form a short passage. • Joins words and joining clauses using ‘and’. http://www.talk4writing.co.uk/portfolio-items/t4wexplanation
Supporting you child’s writing at home. • Encourage them to write in the cursive style. • Make a story map. • Dictate simple sentences including questions and statements using the weeks spellings. • Encourage writing - shopping lists, book reviews, facts, diaries, recounts of visits and greetings cards. • Keep writing at home short, as quality is important not quantity!
Assessment • We assess using the Non- negotiables as detailed in your pack.