Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Spelling: Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 has 100 words per term to learn. They will be sent out in manageable chunks each week and tested on a Friday. Friday tests are marked positively with the children after each spelling, to ensure that this is a learning experience and to address any misconceptions. At the end of each term there will be a Spelling Bee - where the children will get a certificate with a percentage score to celebrate their hard work!

Punctuation mimes help the children to practically act out punctuation in order to embed this skill.

Full stop . punch the air in a forwards direction

Exclamation mark ! trace the shape in the air: arm movement swiftly downwards with an air punch at the bottom

Question mark ? trace the shape in the air (reversed so children see it the correct way round) with an air punch at the bottom

comma , trace the shape in the air with your index finger and a flick of the wrist

Capital letters: place your hand firmly on your head as if donning a cap (capital letter)

Ellipses … prod the air three times with your index finger as you say duh duh duuuh (tunefully!)

Inverted commas (speech marks) β€œ ” to open inverted commas: hold up your right hand, make a shape in the air with your first two fingers and a small clicking motion. To close inverted commas: hold up your left hand, make a shape in the air with your first two fingers and a small clicking motion

Reception

  • The spellings of I the, to are taught throughout the first 2 terms as a class.

  • Children use sounds to write other words they may need, i.e. sound it out.

  • Individual spellings are sent home in the summer term when your child is ready.

  • Capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks are introduced when needed at a class and individual level.

Year 1

Autumn Term

  • 1. Ready to Write

  • 2. Punctuating Sentences

  • 3. Sentences

  • 4. Capital Letters 1

Spring Term

  • 1. Conjunctions

  • 2. Exclamations

  • 3. Capital Letters 2

Summer Term

  • 1. Questions

  • 2. Singular and Plural

  • 3. Prefixes

  • 4. Suffixes

  • 5. Sequencing Sentences

Year 2

Autumn Term

  • 1. Ready to Write

  • 2. Commas

  • 3. Word Classes 1

  • 4. Conjunctions

  • 5. Sentence Types 1

Spring Term

  • 1. Word Classes 2

  • 2. Apostrophes

  • 3. Sentence Types 2

  • 4. Tenses

  • 5. Suffixes 1

Summer Term

  • 1. Suffixes

  • 2 Assessments (SATs)

  • 2. Consolidation (Key Stage 1)

Year 3

Autumn Term

  • 1. Ready to Write

  • 2. Determiners

  • 3. Conjunctions

Spring Term

  • 1. Adverbs

  • 2. Prepositions

  • 3. Speech

  • 4. Tenses

Summer Term

  • 1. Nouns

  • 2. Paragraphs

  • 3. Word Families

  • 4. Prefixes

Year 4

Autumn Term

  • 1. Ready to Write

  • 2. Pronouns

  • 3. Fronted Adverbials

Spring Term

  • 1. Apostrophes

  • 2. Speech

  • 3. Noun Phrases

  • 4. Suffixes 1

Summer Term

  • 1. Standard English

  • 2. Paragraphs

  • 3. Suffixes 2

Year 5

Autumn Term

  • 1. Ready to Write

  • 2. Relative Clauses

  • 3. Modal Verbs

  • 4. Adverbs

Spring Term

  • 1. Parenthesis

  • 2. Expanded Noun Phrases

  • 3. Tenses

Summer Term

  • 1. Commas

  • 2. Cohesion

  • 3. Prefixes

  • 4. Suffixes

Year 6

Autumn Term

  • 1. Ready to Write

  • 2. Synonyms and Antonyms

  • 3. Word Classes

  • 4. Subjunctive Form

Spring Term

  • 1. Punctuation 1

  • 2. Active and Passive

  • 3. Formal and Informal

  • 4. Punctuation 2

  • 5. Hyphens

Summer Term

  • Revision Assessments (SATs)

  • 1. Cohesion

  • 2. Consolidation (Key Stage 2)