Year 2 – Miss Attwell

Writing Targets for Year 2

Working Towards Expected

  • I am beginning to write stories about things that have happened to me or other people
  • I am using capital letters and full stops in some of my sentences
  • I can spell words correctly by saying them out loud
  • I can spell some common exception words
  • I can write letters and numbers that are the right way round and the right size
  • I know where to leave spaces between words

Working At Expected

  • I can write stories about things that have happened to me or other people.
  • I like to write for different purposes, for example, for my teacher, myself or for a class assembly.
  • I am using familiar and new punctuation correctly in most of my writing, including full stops, capital letters.
  • I am using exclamation marks and question marks in some of my writing.
  • I am learning to write sentences which convey different meaning for different purposes – statements, questions, exclamations and commands.
  • I try to write in the present or past tense when writing
  • I can use words such as when, if, that, because, or, and or but when I write sentences
  • I can spell words correctly by saying them out loud and write them using graphmes, spelling many correctly
  • I can spell more words by using ‘rules’ I already know.
  • I am learning new ways for spelling words which sound the same but have different meanings
  • I can spell many common exception words
  • I can spell some words with contracted forms – can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll
  • I know what changes happen to the meaning of words when I add -er, -est and -ly to words
  • I spell words correctly, by adding -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly to make them longer
  • I am learning which letters to join up in my handwriting and which ones are best left unjoined
  • I can write letters and numbers that are the right way round and the right size

Working At Greater Depth

  • I can write stories about things that have happened to me or other people
  • I like to write for different purposes, for example, for my teacher, myself or for a class assembly
  • I am using a range of punctuation correctly in my writing, including full stops, capital letters, comma, exclamation marks and question marks
  • I am learning to write sentences which convey different meaning for different purposes – statements, questions, exclamations and commands
  • I am able to write more interesting sentences by adding further details – using some expanded noun phrases
  • I try to write in the present or past tense when writing
  • I can use words such as when, if, that, because, or, and or but when I write sentences
  • I can spell words correctly by saying them out loud and write them using graphemes, spelling many correctly
  • I can spell more words by using ‘rules’ I already know
  • I am learning new ways for spelling words which sound the same but have different meanings
  • I know how to spell most common exception words
  • I can spell most words with contracted forms – can’t, didn’t, hasn’t, couldn’t, it’s, I’ll
  • I know what changes happen to the meaning of words when I add -er, -est and -ly to words
  • I spell most words correctly, by adding -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly to make them longer
  • I can use the diagonal and horizontal stokes needed to join letters in most of my writing