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Year 1

By the end of Year 1, all pupils are expected to be able to:

Spell accurately by segmenting sounds in words containing all 40+ graphemes
Spell Y1 common exception words 
Name the letters of the alphabet in order
Leave spaces between words
Understand spelling rules for adding 's' 
Use suffixies -ing, -ed, -er and -est 
Form lower case letters correctly including using lead in stroke
Form capital letters accurately
Compose a sentence that makes sense orally before writing
Write sentences that make sense
Sequence sentences to form short narratives
Join words and clauses using 'and' and ‘because’
Read writing aloud audibly and clearly 
Use capital letters and full stops correctly most of the time.
Independently choose what to write about
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