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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 sentences.

I can evaluate my own writing independently, with friends and with an adult.

I can proof-read to check for errors in spellings, grammar and punctuation.

Grammar and Punctuation Sentence structure

1 can use subordination and co-ordination.

I can use expanded noun phrases.

I can say how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function.

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, day of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.

I correctly use question marks and exclamation marks.

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.


Newspaper Reports about The Great Fire of London

Our Reading Targets

Reading - word reading

Pupils should be taught to:

  • continue to apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words until automatic decoding has become embedded and reading is fluent
  • read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes
  • read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same graphemes as above
  • read words containing common suffixes
  • read further common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
  • read most words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered
  • read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation
  • reread these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading


Reading - comprehension

Pupils should be taught to:

  • develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
    • listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
    • discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
    • becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
    • being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
    • recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
    • discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
    • discussing their favourite words and phrases
    • continuing to build up a repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
  • understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by:
    • drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
    • checking that the text makes sense to them as they read, and correcting inaccurate reading
    • making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    • answering and asking questions
    • predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • participate in discussion about books, poems and other works that are read to them and those that they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • explain and discuss their understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that they listen to and those that they read for themselves