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Y2 Assessment statements - What I need to achieve Exceeding statements - What I need to aspire to

Writing composition

Write narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
Write for different purposes, including real events
Plan and discuss the content of writing and write down ideas
Orally rehearse structured sentences or sequences of sentences
Evaluate writing independently, with peers and with teacher
Proof-read to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
Use full stops, capital letters, exclamation and question marks accurately to demarcate sentences and commas for lists
Use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun 'l
Use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and coordination (using or, and, or but
Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

Writing transcription

Segment spoken words into phonemes and record these as graphemes
Spell words with different alternative spellings, including a few common homophones
Spell longer words using suffixes such as ment, ness, ful, less, ly
Use knowledge of alternative phonemes to narrow down possibilities for accurate spelling
Identify known phonemes in unfamiliar words and use syllables to divide words
Form lower case letters of the correct size relative to one another
Begin to use some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters
Understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
Write capital letters and digits of the correct size, with correct orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters
Use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters
Descriptions are clear enough for people to recognise what is meant even when things are not named
Use some phrases and words that they come across in reading
Use words like 'suddenly' or 'amazingly', so that writing grips the reader's interest
Stories have interesting endings that have been carefully thought about
Consistent in using first or third person
Keep writing interesting throughout and not be tempted to look at quick ways to finish it
Check that capital letters, commas and question marks are used when needed and attempt to use speech marks
Use a dictionary to check spellings of words
Use specific nouns when needed, e.g. 'terrier' instead of 'dog'
Take time to describe characters and events within stories, rather than move from one event to another
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