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  • Our pupils will be confident communicators; they will be able to talk for a range of audiences, using Standard English
  • Pupils will be able to spell the common exception words for their year group and will use these accurately in their writing
  • Pupils will apply what they have learned in spelling to their writing in all subjects
  • Pupils will continue to use their knowledge of phonics to help them spell accurately
  • Pupils will ‘have a go’ and will use their knowledge of word reading to check to see if a spelling ‘looks right’
  • The percentage of pupils working at age-related expectations and above age-related expectations for Writing, within each year group, will be at least in-line with national averages and will match the ambitious targets of individual children
  • The will be no significant gaps in the progress of different groups of pupils (e.g. disadvantaged vs non-disadvantaged)
  • Pupils and teaching staff will be confident with the grammar terminology and this will be used consistently and accurately across the school
  • The percentage of pupils who achieve the expected level in the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test at the end of Year 6 will be at least in-line with national averages


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