Key Stage 2 Grammar Workshop Tuesday 24 th February
Aims of the workshop The story so far Grammar Punctuation Spelling Why? What we are doing at school What you can do at home
The story so far … From 2013 there was no KS2 English Writing test. This was replaced by Teacher Assessment and a SPaG test. This year, Year 6 children will be assessed in this way. From 2016, Year 2 and Year 6 will take a GPaS test, which will also incorporate handwriting and vocabulary element.
Expectation by end of KS1 Sentences – different forms, expanded noun phrases, subordination, co-ordination, tenses, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, agreement, prefixes and suffixes Capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas in lists, apostrophes for contraction and possession Cap, pot, tree, swing, hoop, leaf, sock, cloud, apple, bench, time, like, one, turned, with, pavement, climbed, riding, stopped, children, know …
Why teach / learn grammar Accepting the Challenge Being Human Exploring Our Creative Ability Solving Problems Learning Other Languages Increasing Our Awareness
What we do at school Model grammar through reading, spelling, writing and speaking Investigating when reading and writing Reinforcing through reading, writing and speaking Stand alone grammar sessions – short and snappy
The cat sat on the mat. 1. Change a noun. 2. Change a verb. 3. Add an adjective. 4. Change the word order. 5. Add an adverb. 6. Change the preposition.
What you can do at home Read, read, read! Discuss what your child is reading – how is language being used? Model correct grammar. Discuss when it is used incorrectly. Support homework Grammar games How can we help you?
Punctuation Capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas (in lists and to mark clauses), direct speech, inverted commas, speech marks, apostrophes, brackets, dashes, colons, semi-colons, hyphens and bullet points.
Why teach / learn punctuation It gives meaning to written words. Change the punctuation, change the meaning. A woman without her man is nothing. A woman, without her man, is nothing. A woman: without her, man is nothing.
What we do at school Model punctuation through reading, writing and speaking Investigating when reading and writing Reinforcing through reading and writing Stand alone punctuation sessions – short and snappy
Activity Sentence Doctor Discuss how to interpret / punctuate these sentences It was splendid news about uncle Jack dying to see you in the new year would be great Watch out man eating snakes Let’s eat Grandma Some people find happiness in cooking their families and pets
What you can do at home Read, read, read! Use expression to help identify when punctuation is being used for effect. Model correct punctuation. Discuss when it is used incorrectly. Support homework Punctuation games How can we help you?
Miss Buckley Spelling Synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes, word families, silent letters, homophones, letter strings Year 3 and 4 (p16), Year 5 and 6 (p23) word lists word list
Why teach / learn spelling It helps with reading. It can improve flow with writing. Bad spelling can give a false impression. Spelling is often included in marks for other subjects. Spell checkers are not 100% accurate.
What we do at school Spelling tests Spelling investigations Model spelling through reading and writing Investigating when reading and writing Reinforcing through reading and writing Stand alone spelling sessions – short and snappy