Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Spelling: Each class from Year 2 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!

Learning to spell in EYFS, Year 1 and the beginning of Year 2 is linked to the books and words in the Read Write Inc phonics programme. From mid Reception Year, children will be sent home with spellings to learn on a weekly basis.

Grammar and Punctuation: From EYFS to the beginning of Year 2 grammar and punctuation are introduced and taught through the Read Write Inc phonics programme. There are also many opportunities in the wider curriculum to extend and apply these skills.

From Year 2 - 6 we use some discrete teaching alongside our creative writing lessons. This is in morning activities time (SODA) and during English time once per week. For this we use resources from Classroom Secrets and Grammar Ninja. We also encourage and develop these skills during many writing opportunities and when writing creatively.

Reception

  • Spelling words will begin informally in the Spring term and the spellings compliment the words learnt in the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Spellings are sent home to learn when your child is ready.

  • Children use known sounds to attempt to write new words phonetically.

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

Year 1

Autumn Term

  • Spelling are sent home each week for children to learn.

  • They are linked to the phonics stage that your child is on during this term.

  • Grammar and punctuation are taught using the Read Write Inc phonics programme.

  • This is linked to the reading book that your child is taught in class.

Spring Term

  • Spelling are sent home each week for children to learn.

  • They are linked to the phonics stage that your child is on during this term.

  • Grammar and punctuation are taught using the Read Write Inc phonics programme.

  • This is linked to the reading book that your child is taught in class.

Summer Term

  • Spelling are sent home each week for children to learn.

  • They are linked to the phonics stage that your child is on during this term.

  • Grammar and punctuation are taught using the Read Write Inc phonics programme.

  • This is linked to the reading book that your child is taught in class.

Year 2

Autumn Term

  • Spelling are sent home each week for children to learn.

  • They are linked to the phonics stage that your child is on during this term.

  • Grammar and punctuation are taught using the Read Write Inc phonics programme.

  • This is linked to the reading book that your child is taught in class.

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)