Helping with SPaG
In the new curriculum for English there is a very significant emphasis on SPaG (spelling, punctuation and Grammar).
We begin this process in Foundation Stage with our teaching of phonics. The children learn one way to read andwritie each sound in the English language. We use robot arms and sound buttons to distinguish the sounds. We demonstrate the correct use of tenses through speech and teach children how to punctuate basic sentences with capital letters and full stops.
In Year 1 the children learn all the different ways of spelling each phoneme and move onto more complex punctuation and grammar.
In year 2 the teaching of all 3 aspects moves up a pase. Children are tested at the end of year 1 as part of their national curriculum tests. See how you get on with some of the things they cover:
The following document gives you a clear explanation of all the definitions the children will be taught during their time with us.
Click below for information about how the different stages are taught.
The following will show you what is expected of children at the end of each year group (up to Y6!)
This booklet will give you ideas about what you can do to help your child at home