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End of Year 1 GPS assessment

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This pack includes:

  • Year 1 End of Year GPS Assessment. Answers included.
  • Tracking spreadsheet to help identify gaps in knowledge.

Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives:

Writing – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English appendix 2 by:

  1. (1G5) Leaving spaces between words

2 & 3. (1G3.3) Joining words and joining clauses using ‘and’

  1. (1G5.1) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter

1 & 4. (1G5.2) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a full stop

  1. (1G5.3) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a question mark
  2. (1G5.4) Beginning to punctuate sentences using an exclamation mark
  3. (1G5.1) Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

* Use the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 in discussing their writing

*This objective is not covered in the end of year assessment


English Appendix 2 guidance:

  1. (1G6.3) Regular plural noun suffixes –s or –es [for example, dog, dogs; wish, wishes], including the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun
  2. (1G6.3) Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper)
  3. (1G6.2) How the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives [negation, for example, unkind, or undoing: untie the boat]
  4. (1G3.1) How words can combine to make sentences

2 & 3. (1G3.3) Joining words and joining clauses using 'and’

  1. (1G3) Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  2. (1G5) Separation of words with spaces
  3. (1G5.1) Introduction to capital letters to demarcate sentences

1 & 4. (1G5.2) Introduction to full stops to demarcate sentences

  1. (1G5.3) Introduction to question marks to demarcate sentences
  2. (1G5.4) Introduction to exclamation marks to demarcate sentences
  3. (1G5.1) Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun I

Terminology for pupils

  1. (1G5.1) letter
  2. (1G5.1) capital letter

2, 5, 6, 8 & 9. (1G6) word

  1. (1G6.3) singular
  2. (1G6.3) plural

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 10. (1G3.1) sentence

  1. (1G5) punctuation

1 & 4. (1G5.2) full stop

  1. (1G5.3) question mark
  2. (1G5.4) exclamation mark


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