Punctuation and Grammar
Spelling, punctuation and grammar work hand in hand in our English lessons, and across the curriculum. Strong knowledge of grammar gives us more control and choice in our use of language. We weave the teaching of grammar throughout our teaching of speaking, reading and writing. We do this by modelling the correct use of language, looking closely at the written word and understanding how to improve our writing through our grammar choices. Good use of grammar brings our writing to life, makes our speech more powerful and engaging and increases our understanding and enjoyment when reading. Texts used in English lessons and as class reads are carefully chosen to allow us to explore grammar in detail.
To support explicit teaching of grammar, we use Grammarsaurus resources. We focus on the foundations of accurate grammar and each year group will begin the year with lessons dedicated to the understanding of nouns, verbs and subjects, so vital in the structure of sentences. Other resources which may be used to consolidate learning are Nelson Grammar and the Natural Curriculum. These lessons enable pupils to learn and understand grammatical terms and to practice their use. Our grammar progression allows for learning from earlier year groups to be frequently revisited, consolidating knowledge and building a secure understanding and a foundation for use of increasingly complex language.
Grammar Progression Grid
Click here to view the progression of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation through the whole school
Whole School Grammar Progression Skills
Place Value of Punctuation and Grammar
Overview of Irregular Verbs