• Imaginative writing, continuing a story
  • Writing of own poems
  • Writing from own experiences
  • Writing instructions
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Character writing
  • Riddles
  • Sequencing instructions
  • Memory writing
  • Handwriting using the Nelson scheme. Start of joining writing

Grammar and phonics

  • Alliterations, antonyms, synonyms
  • Use of capital letters, commas
  • Questions, statements, commands and exclamations
  • Past tense and present tense
  • Compound words
  • Nouns, noun phrases, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, possessive apostrophe (singular)
  • Suffixes: –ment, -ness, -less, -ly
  • Fact and fiction
  • Rhyming pairs
  • Glossaries, content pages, index
  • Use of a dictionary, alphabetical order
  • Phonetic sounds – fairy e, ai, oo, oi, oy, ar, ur, er, ir, or, ou, ow, ph, ee, aw, are, ear, air, ere, oor, ea, wh, ay, au, oa, ew, ore, igh, ch, y, ie, ue