Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar requirements to be covered within Year 1

Vocabulary, Punctuation and Grammar Leave spaces between words.
Join words and joining clauses using ‘and’.
Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
Use a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
Understand regular plural noun suffixes -s or -es [dog, dogs, wish, wishes], including the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun.
Understand suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of the root words [helping, helped, helper].
Understand how the prefix un- changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives. (e.g unkind, untie)
Understanding how words can combine to make sentences.
Use year 1 grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 in discussing their writing. (letter, capital letter, word, singular, plural, sentence, punctuation, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark )


Transcription/spelling Spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught.
Spell common exception words – see spelling appendix for Year 1
Spell the days of the week.
Name the letters of the alphabet in order
Use letter names to distinguish between alternative spellings of the same sound.
Add suffixes using the spelling rule for adding -s or -es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs.
Add prefixes using the prefix un-.
Add suffixes using -ing, -ed, -er and -est where no change is needed in the spelling of root words [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest].
Apply simple year 1 spelling rules and guidance (see appendix).
Write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far.