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KS1 English Parent Workshop January 2015

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1 KS1 English Parent Workshop January 2015

2 Agenda English and the 2014 Curriculum How we teach SPaG
Sample questions from the 2016 SPaG test How to help your children at home

3 Aims Enable you to understand the changes occurring in English due to the new curriculum Provide 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 teaching Increased focus on reading for pleasure, and not simply reading for information Greater emphasis on reading poetry and fiction Greater emphasis on the role of discussion during reading activities Pupils to ask, and answer, questions about a text Pupils to read whole texts, and not just extracts

5 Year 1 phonics test

6 Year 2 reading test (2016)

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 week Pupils 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 9 The requirement to identify correlations between handwriting ‘families’ ‘Frequent and discrete, direct’ teaching More directive compositional strategies Pupils to learn to use horizontal and diagonal strokes to join letters Pupils to develop ‘stamina’ for writing by writing in a range of styles, including poetry

9 How we teach SPaG Daily phonics groups (x4 per week) to learn the read and spell the phonemes and graphemes Discretely, for one lesson out of 5 English lessons each week (class 2) As a part of an English lesson Use lego figures/choc to teach prepositions?!! (Year 3 obj)

10 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar – Yr1
To leave spaces between words Recognise capital letters and full stops when reading and name them correctly Begin to use the term sentence Know that a line of writing is not necessarily a sentence To use full stops to demarcate sentences To use a capital letter for the personal pronoun and the start of a sentence To 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 read To recognise other common uses of capitalisation e.g. for personal titles, headings, book titles, emphasis, days of the week To add question marks to questions To 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 sentences To use nouns accurately within sentences To know and use Proper Nouns To be able to expand nouns phrases for description and specification To use subordination within sentences (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but) for description and specification To know what an adjective is To identify adjectives within sentences To 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 command To 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 is To identify verbs within sentences To use verbs accurately within sentences To write sentences with subject-verb agreements To correct sentences with subject/verb agreements that are incorrect To 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 list Selecting correct punctuation to end a sentence. (!...?.)

13 Questions from the sample SPaG test for 2016







20 Common exception words
Should we put in more examples from paper?

21 How to help at home READ!! 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 predictions Extend their vocabulary Practise spelling homework and revisit it several weeks later Use Websites – e.g Phonics Play Reinforce our handwriting Encourage your child to write for pleasure (in sentences).

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