Reading, Writing and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)


Our focus texts this term include:  The Gingerbread Man and Peace at Last and we continue to enjoy a ‘Rhyme of the Week.’

In Reading we will be working on:  Reading common exception/tricky words, words with –s, –es, –ing, –ed, –er and –est endings, reading words of more than 1 syllable and words with contractions, e.g. I’ll and reading  aloud accurately and fluently. We will be retelling stories, discussing new words and using our existing knowledge to understand what we read.

In Writing we will be : Writing instructions, short narratives and a recount of our trip.                                                                                                      

In Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar we will be: Thinking about the use of !  and ? and suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed to the spelling of root words (ing, ed, er, est), using letter names to spell and joining sentence ideas and clauses using, ‘and’ and ‘but’.


 Along the way, the Year 1s will be practising their letter formation and handwriting.  We really want to improve our childrens’ spelling skills this year so there will  be plenty of opportunities for the Year 1s to do this.

We are aiming for ALL our children to be able to write a ‘PERFECT’ sentence before they move to Y2. The PERFECT sentence should have: a capital letter, finger spaces, full-stop, correct grammar and spelling.

READING and PHONICS: This continues to be a school  priority so please continue to  support this at home. 


Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834