Spelling, grammar and punctuation

Spelling

Spelling is taught discretely throughout the whole school and is reinforced in all other subject areas.  In Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, the children’s spelling lists follow their phonic knowledge to reinforce and embed this. In Key Stage Two, children have lists based on spelling patterns following statutory word lists and patterns.  The children make use of Spell Zoo to practise both in class and at home.

 

Grammar and Punctuation

We teach Grammar in a variety of ways. Children experience whole-class, weekly Grammar sessions in-line with the National Curriculum. Furthermore, some English lessons will have a grammar focus when teaching writing skills, particularly when looking at advanced punctuation, which has an impact on the meaning of sentences.