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1 Welcome to Stanah School
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Workshop

2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
This workshop is to inform you of the recent changes that have been set out in the new curriculum. To help make you aware of the new expectations for spelling, punctuation and grammar. Advice on how you can help at home.

3 Changes In Year 2, the children are expected to sit a timed spelling, punctuation and grammar test. As a result, we are adapting our teaching and building more opportunities for spelling, punctuation and grammar that will help children become more familiar with the vocabulary and style of questioning. This process will begin as soon as the children start working on the National Curriculum in Year 1.

4 Year One Write simple sentences that make sense.
Write sentences that can be read by others. Use finger spaces. Use capital letters and full stops correctly. Use capital letters for proper nouns. Question marks and exclamation marks. Use the conjunction ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘or’. Make singular into plural. Add ‘ed,’ ‘ing,’ ‘er, ‘ and ‘est’ suffixes to words. Add the prefix ‘un’ to verbs and adjectives.

5 Year Two Write compound sentences using conjunctions ‘and,’ ‘but,’ ‘so’ and ‘or’. Know and use sentences in different forms. (statements, questions, exclamations and commands) Use full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks. Commas to separate items in a list. Apostrophes for contracted forms and for singular. Use subordination for time and reason. (when, because, then) Past and present tense. Verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs. Noun phrases Compound words Suffixes ‘ness,’ ‘er,’ ‘est,’ ‘ful’ and ‘ly’.

6 How you can help at home Homework Encourage writing opportunities and use word banks for key words. Spellings Spelling flash cards, LSCW check sheets, word searches, missing words in sentences, word sorting and finding patterns in words. Encourage segmenting the words and sounding out each phoneme. Ask them to attempt. Highlight the phoneme they got wrong and ask them to think about an alternative grapheme. Does it look right?

7 How you can help at home Reading
Identify the verb, adjective, noun and adverb. Count the question marks and exclamation marks and read with expression. Write down what a character from the story might say using correct punctuation. Search for words with ‘ed’ or ‘ing’ suffix and collect words. Cover up punctuation or words in stories and ask them to think about what is missing. Find words and use dictionaries to find meanings and a thesaurus to find synonyms.

8 Computer programmes Sparkle box flash cards and common words.

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