2 Agenda English and the 2014 Curriculum How we teach SPaG Sample questions from the 2016 SPaG testHow to help your children at home
3 AimsEnable you to understand the changes occurring in English due to the new curriculumProvide you with a greater understanding of how English is taught in school and progression of spelling, punctuation and grammar through Key Stage 1.Enable you to see the types of different questions children will be asked to do by the end of Year 2.Help you understand how you can help your child at home.
4 The New Curriculum: Reading In reading, the post-2014 curriculum will require:Greater emphasis on the role of synthetic phonics as the recommended strategy for teachingIncreased focus on reading for pleasure, and not simply reading for informationGreater emphasis on reading poetry and fictionGreater emphasis on the role of discussion during reading activitiesPupils to ask, and answer, questions about a textPupils to read whole texts, and not just extracts
7 The New Curriculum: Writing In writing, the post-2014 curriculum will require:The introduction of ‘common exception words’An emphasis on the role of spelling and, specifically, being able to spell the 40+ phonemes and days of the weekPupils to write passages dictated by the teacher
8 The New Curriculum: handwriting In handwriting, the curriculum will require:Pupils to learn to write numbers 1 to 9The requirement to identify correlations between handwriting ‘families’‘Frequent and discrete, direct’ teachingMore directive compositional strategiesPupils to learn to use horizontal and diagonal strokes to join lettersPupils to develop ‘stamina’ for writing by writing in a range of styles, including poetry
9 How we teach SPaGDaily phonics groups (x4 per week) to learn the read and spell the phonemes and graphemesDiscretely, for one lesson out of 5 English lessons each week (class 2)As a part of an English lessonUse lego figures/choc to teach prepositions?!! (Year 3 obj)
10 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar – Yr1 To leave spaces between wordsRecognise capital letters and full stops when reading and name them correctlyBegin to use the term sentenceKnow that a line of writing is not necessarily a sentenceTo use full stops to demarcate sentencesTo use a capital letter for the personal pronoun and the start of a sentenceTo join words and join sentences using ‘and’Recognise full stops and capital letters when reading and understand how they affect the way a passage is readTo recognise other common uses of capitalisation e.g. for personal titles, headings, book titles, emphasis, days of the weekTo add question marks to questionsTo use exclamation marks
11 Spelling , Punctuation and Grammar Yr 2 To use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences, including in the use of Proper Nouns.To identify nouns within sentencesTo use nouns accurately within sentencesTo know and use Proper NounsTo be able to expand nouns phrases for description and specificationTo use subordination within sentences (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but) for description and specificationTo know what an adjective isTo identify adjectives within sentencesTo use adjectives accurately within sentences
12 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Yr 2 To know how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or commandTo use correct choice and consistent use of present and past tense throughout writing. To use the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense to mark actions in progress (e.g. she is drumming, he was shouting).To know what a verb isTo identify verbs within sentencesTo use verbs accurately within sentencesTo write sentences with subject-verb agreementsTo correct sentences with subject/verb agreements that are incorrectTo use apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns.To use commas to separate items in a listSelecting correct punctuation to end a sentence. (!...?.)
20 Common exception words Should we put in more examples from paper?
21 How to help at homeREAD!! Read with and to your child – all sorts of text, allowing the children to scan the text as you read.Ask lots of questions and make predictionsExtend their vocabularyPractise spelling homework and revisit it several weeks laterUse Websites – e.g Phonics PlayReinforce our handwritingEncourage your child to write for pleasure (in sentences).