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Year 4



Give a personal point of view on a text.

Re-explain a text with confidence.

Justify inferences with evidence, predicting what might happen from details stated or implied.

Use appropriate voices for characters within a story.

Recognise apostrophe of possession (plural)

Identify how sentence type can be changed by altering word order, tenses, adding/deleting words or amending punctuation.

Explain why a writer has used different sentence types or a particular word order and the effect it has created.

Skim & scan to locate information and/or answer a question.



Vary sentence structure, using different openers.

Use adjectival phrases (e.g. biting cold wind).

Use appropriate choice of noun or pronoun.

Use fronted adverbials.

Use apostrophe for plural possession.

Use a comma after fronted adverbial (e.g. Later that day, I heard bad news.).

Use commas to mark clauses.

Use inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech.

Use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme.

Use connecting adverbs to link paragraphs.

Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.