Hi everyone, I'm after some advice really. I'm an NQT teaching a year 4 class and have been their teacher since September. Although I feel they have made some progress in English/writing, I still find myself writing the same comment in their books time and time again, or talking to them about the same issues. About 50% of the children write sentences that don't make sense, and I am constantly reminding them to read through their work to check that it makes sense, but still find that when I mark books that the children have written sentences that clearly don't make sense. One girl keeps using capital B's and R's in the middle of words, I check her work during every lesson and underline them but feel like she is not doing anything herself to remember not to use them. Lots of children in the class forget capital letters in their work often (including my higher ability pupils). Another boy uses i instead of I in story writing, am always reminding him about it, since the start of the year. I guess what i'm looking for is advice on what I can do now to help these children progress and stop making the same mistakes in their work every single day. I mark their work and write comments, speak to them about their mistakes, praise them when they do it correctly, but they still make mistakes constantly. I don't want it to get to the end of the year and for the children to go into Year 5 still making the same basic mistakes. I am enjoying teaching but sort of feel that I am failing these children as I do not know how to stop them from making the same mistakes again and again. Any advice appreciated!