**Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Support**

The National Curriculum has much more emphasis on pupils having a good understanding of the English language; a high standard of spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) will enable every pupil to use the English language well when writing and understand texts more when reading.

The links below also provide explanations of some of the terminology used during the teaching of SPaG.

 

The definition of a noun, verb, adjective and adverb - click on the type of word to download a colourful poster explaining these different word types.

Follow this link to find out "13 ways to make grammar fun for children" for some tips and advice on keeping motivation up when learning about SPaG.

For a quick "go-to" website which has lots of free resources, games, tips and advice about SPaG, I recommend this website. It even has some practice KS2 SPaG papers to download if you would like to know the standard required at the end of Year 6 - click here to go there straight away!

Below are some of the resources used in the parent-pupil SPaG support sessions:

Session Focus Downloads Available
1 Nouns

Different types of noun information sheet

Types of noun activity sheet

Types of noun activity answer sheet

2

 

Possessive Apostrophes

Possessive apostrophes information sheet

Possessive apostrophes activity sheet

3

Adjectives or adverbs?

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

(This includes the activities and the information)

4

Prepositions

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

(This includes the activities and the information)

5

Paragraphs

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

(This includes the activities and the information)

Sentence starter game as a pdf document

6

Using commas in a list

Continuing with paragraphs

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

(This includes the activities and the information)

7

Using thesauruses

Up-levelling sentences

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

Alphabetical order activity

8

Question marks

Exclamation marks

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

Sentence activity

9

Verbs - past and present tense

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document

10

Spelling patterns and rules for singular and plural nouns ending in -y

PowerPoint used during session as a pdf document