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Here are some of the Year 1 Writing objectives (from the National Curriculum) that you could help your child with at home. 



  • Adding -s and -es to make plurals
  • Using the prefix un- 
  • Using -ing, -ed, -er and -est when the original spelling of the word doesn't change. 

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

  • Using spaces between words
  • Using joining words such as 'and' 
  • Using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • Using capital letters for names of people/places, days of the week and I 


  • Saying out loud what they are going to write about
  • Sequencing sentences to write short stories