In Year 1 they will focus on the grammar of a sentence, ensuring the children use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops correctly. At this stage, they need to be able to hold the sentence in their head rather then be prompted. As the children develop confidence writing a simple sentence, they will develop their sentences to include simple adjectives (describing words) such as big/red. They will then extend their sentences including the conjunction ‘and’ and developing the adjective used e.g. slippery. By the end of Year 1, most children will writing a range of good quality 2A (2 adjective)sentences independently e.g. The fluffy, brown owl sat on the branch and waited for his mum. We would also expect the children to be spelling most Year 1 Common Exception Words correctly.