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Key Stage 1

Year 1 

Year 1 Vocabulary

  • Leaving spaces between words
  • Joining words and joining clauses using ‘and’

Year 1 Grammar

  • Regular plural noun suffixes (-s, -es)
  • Verb suffixes where root word is unchanged (-ing, -ed, -er)
  • ‘un-‘ prefix to change meaning of adjectives/adverbs
  • To combine words to make sentences, including using ‘and’
  • Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  • Separation of words with spaces
  • Sentence demarcation ( . ! ? )
  • Capital letters for names and pronoun ‘I’

Year 1 Punctuation

  • Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’.

Year 1 Grammatical Terminology

  • Letter
  • Capital letter
  • Word
  • Singular
  • Plural
  • Sentence
  • Punctuation
  • Full stop
  • Question mark
  • Exclamation mark

Year 2

Year 2 Vocabulary

  • Expanded noun phrases to describe and specify

Year 2 Grammar

  • Sentences with different form: statement, question, exclamation, command
  • The present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form
  • Subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and or but)
  • Some features of written Standard English
  • Suffixes to form new words (-ful, -er, -ness)
  • Sentence demarcation
  • Commas in lists
  • Apostrophes for omission and singular possession

Year 2 Punctuation

  • Learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly, including full stop, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas for lists and apostrophes for contracted forms and the possessive (singular)

Year 2 Grammatical Terminology

  • Noun
  • Noun phrase
  • Statement
  • Question
  • Exclamation
  • Command
  • Compound
  • Adjective
  • Verb
  • Suffix
  • Adverb
  • Tense (past, present)
  • Apostrophe
  • Comma