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Lower Key Stage 2

LKS2 Writing Key Objectives

Spell words which are often misspelt from the Y3-4 list

Use the possessive apostrophe accurately with plurals

Use a dictionary to check a spelling

Use appropriate handwriting joins, including choosing unjoined letters

Adopt the features of existing texts to shape own writing

Build sentences with varied vocabulary and structures

Organise paragraphs around a theme

Develop detail of characters, settings and plot in narratives

Use simple organisational devices in non-fiction

Suggest improvements to grammar and vocabulary

Proofread own work for spelling and punctuation errors

Read aloud using appropriate intonation, tone and volume

Use a range of conjunctions to extend sentences with more than one clause

Choose nouns and pronouns for clarity and cohesion

Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time, cause & place

Use fronted adverbials

Understand the difference between plural and possessive '-s'

Recognise and use standard English verb inflections

Use extended noun phrases, including with prepositions

Use and punctuate direct speech correctly


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