Year 1 pupil writing targets
You can use this table to help support effective teaching of writing in this year, particularly in guided group work or when supporting individuals.
Pupil writing targets are provided under key strands that are identified as having the greatest impact on writing and accelerating pupil progress.
You can use the targets in conjunction with effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) practice.
|Year 1 - Level 1c||Year 1 - Level 1b||Year 1 - Level 1a|
|7/8 Understanding and interpreting texts, Engaging and responding to texts|
|Talk about the main events in a text and relate story settings and incidents to own experience. ||Join in discussions about stories and demonstrate understanding to make predictions.||Discuss the main events in a story, express opinions about events and characters.|
|Understand and use correctly, terms referring to conventions of print (e.g. cover, page, word, letter, beginning and end).|
Begin to understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction and make predictions based on textual features (e.g. title, captions).
|Understand how information texts are organised and use this when reading simple texts.|
|9 Creating and shaping texts|
|Produce ideas about what to include in a narrative with a beginning, development and ending.||Choose appropriate and interesting words for writing from alternatives supplied (e.g. from a word bank).||Find and use appropriate and interesting words in stories, poems and non-fiction texts.|
|10 Text structure and organisation|
|Develop the sense of a sentence. Write single words and phrases.||Write and order simple instructions. Label information correctly.||Assemble written sentences together that are about the same thing.|
|11 Sentence structure and punctuation|
|Develop the sense of a sentence. Write single words and phrases.||Be able to say and write a simple sentence independently. Use capital letters and full stops when punctuating a simple sentence.||Consolidate the sense of a sentence, write simple sentences independently. Use capital letters and full stops to punctuate a sentence.|