Writing – Year 1

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Writing for kidsWriting for Year 1 English, Key Stage 1 (KS1) at Primary School. Homework help with step by step guides on everything you need to know.

Planning what to write

Before you write, say out loud what you are going to write. Does your sentence sound right? Once it sounds ok, write it down.

Checking your work

Once you have finished your writing, read it out loud to see if it makes sense. Happy with it? That’s great! Think you could change something to make it sound better? Then do it!

For a final check read your work clearly to someone.

Sequencing sentences

To tell a good story you have get get the story in the right order. Use the games and worksheets below to test your sequencing skills.

Captions and Sequence gameCaptions and Sequence
Listen to the story and then put the story in the correct order.
Snowman Sequence
Put the story of the boy building a snowman in order.

Tips for parents

  • Always say something positive about your child’s writing
  • Praise what they have written not how they have written it.
  • Let them know you are focusing on – their ideas not spelling and handwriting.

Greeting cards

Arthur letter helper - Greeting cardsMake your own invitation
Choose an event and create your own invitiation to the event. Use the word bank to help you and print off the invite to give to your friends.
Arthur letter helper - Greeting cardsArthur Letter Helper – Greeting cards
Take a look at the parts of a greetings card, then write your own.

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