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Upper Key Stage 2

UKS2 Writing Key Objectives

Spell some words with silent letters

Recognise and use spellings for homophones and other often-confused words

Use a dictionary to check spelling and meaning

Identify the audience and purpose before writing, and adapt accordingly

Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary to change or enhance meaning

Develop setting, atmosphere and character, including through dialogue

Précis longer passages

Use a range of cohesive devices

Use advanced organisational and presentational devices

Use the correct tense consistently throughout a piece of writing

Ensure correct subject and verb agreement

Perform compositions using appropriate intonation, volume and movement

Use a thesaurus

Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely

Use modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility

Use relative clauses

Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs

Use adverbials of time, place and number for cohesion

Recognise vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal use

Use passive verbs to affect the presentation of information

Use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause

Recognise difference in informal and formal language

Use grammatical connections and adverbials for cohesion

Use ellipsis

Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity

Use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis

Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity

Use semi-colons, colons and dashes between independent clauses

Use a colon to introduce a list

Punctuate bullet points consistently


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