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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

End of Year 1 Expectations

End of Year 1 Expectations

by the end of summer term 2 in July 2022

Working at the Expected Standard the children should be able to:

  • Sit correctly at a table, hold a pencil comfortably and correctly

  • Form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place

  • Form capital letters and digits 0 - 9 the correct way around

  • Say out loud what they are about to write & compose a sentence orally before writing

  • Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense

  • Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by others

  • Leave spaces between words

  • Join words and clauses using and

  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and full stop


Work samples of Working at the Expected Standard:

Working Above the Expected Standard/ Greater Depth the pupils should be confident in all the above ‘working at expected standard’ objectives, plus:

  • Join words and clauses using and or because
  • Use capital letters for names of people, places, days of the week, personal pronoun ‘I’
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter, full stop, question or exclamation mark
  • Begin to join handwriting using horizontal and diagonal joins


Work samples of Working Above the Expected Standard: