Spelling and Grammar
Grammar and Punctuation
In line with the new curriculum, grammar and punctuation are taught during English lessons in all classes, within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Aspects of grammar and punctuation are revisited throughout Key Stage 2, to allow for consolidation of knowledge and to promote a deeper understanding. All classes display the terminology, which the children need to learn and use in the course of their English work, as explicit knowledge of grammar is important in giving children a more conscious control and choice in the use of their language.
Spellings are given to children on a weekly basis. The spellings are based on the spelling patterns included in the curriculum for English, which is currently being followed by Years 3, 4 and 5. In addition to these spellings the children will be introduced to words taken from the Y3/4 and Y5/6 words list which children are expected to be able to spell by the end of their time in Key Stage 2.
Spelling strategies from No Nonsense Spelling.