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Writing composition

Look at and discuss models of writing of the text type, purpose and audience to be written, noting: structure; grammatical features and use of vocabulary
Compose sentences using a wider range of structures linked to the grammar objectives
Write a narrative with a clear structure, setting, characters and plot
Write a non-narrative using simple organisational devices such as headings and sub-headings
Suggest improvement to writing through assessing writing with peers and self assessment
Make improvements by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, e.g. the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
Use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjuctions, e.g. when, if, because, although
Use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
Proof-read to check for errors in spelling and punctuation errors

Writing transcription

Spell words with additional prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them to root words, for example - form nouns using super, anti, auto
Recognise and spell additional homophones, for example - he'll, heel, heal
Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary
Spell correctly words families based on common words, for example - solve, solution, solver
Spell identified commonly misspelt words from Year 3 and 4 word list
Make analogies from a word already known to apply to an unfamiliar word
Identify the root in longer word
Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letter
Understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of handwriting
Use adjectives and adverbs with confidence and attempt to think of different ones to use in different situations
Give careful thought to the planning of writing and re-read it as a matter of course
Ensure that descriptions have just enough detail to help the reader gain a better understanding about the way the story is unfolding
Use words that have not been used before when describing events, characters and feelings
Use powerful verbs to show character or add impact
Vary sentences, adding phrases to make the meaning more precise
Include descriptions of events and characters in a variety of styles and can sometimes contain humour
Describe characters and include feelings and emotions when needed
Choose the most appropriate style of writing to suit the needs of the situations, eg: poems, lists, letters, reports
Check punctuation and use speech marks and apostrophes accurately
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