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1 Welcome to Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Tuesday 2 nd February 2016

2 Aims of the session: ospag national expectations. ohow we are teaching grammar. ohow we are teaching spelling. ohow to help at home.

3 Warm up O Horse O Bullseye O Fearless Bullseye O Fearless Bullseye leapt O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely into O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely into the O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely into the face of danger

4 Warm up O Horse - noun O Bullseye - proper noun O Fearless Bullseye - adjective O Fearless Bullseye leapt - verb O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely - adverb O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely into - preposition O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely into the - determiner O Fearless Bullseye leapt bravely into the face of danger - phrase

5 A closer look at SPAG: the range of things the new SPAG curriculum O Grammatical knowledge assesses O Standard English (so still grammar) O Punctuation O Spelling knowledge i.e. not just how to spell but understanding how spellings are built based on meaning (morphology) and word families O Vocabulary more generally e.g. synonyms O Application of grammar and function of grammatical word classes

6 Punctuation in KS1: What is being tested is what is taught in the new curriculum O Commas in lists O Spotting when a question mark is needed O Apostrophes for contracted forms e.g. I ll (I will) it s (it is) O Apostrophes for possession. Be careful of the possessive pronoun, its e.g. The cat was beautiful. Its coat was grey. O Deciding where to put a full stop O Capital letters for names, places, days of the week (proper nouns)

7 Some example punctuation questions

8 Some example punctuation questions

9 Punctuation in KS2: What is being tested is what is taught in the new curriculum Years 3 and 4 O Using commas after fronted adverbials O Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns O Using and punctuating direct speech (inverted comma, speech mark use)

10 Years 5 and 6 O Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis O Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity O Use of the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses [for example, It s raining; I m fed up] O Use of the colon to introduce a list and use of semicolons within lists O Punctuation of bullet points to list information O How hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity [for example, man eating shark versus man-eating shark, or recover versus re-cover]

11 Some example punctuation questions

12 Some example punctuation questions

13 A few moments to look at new test materials for KS1 and KS2 and discuss.

14 Some key points O The vocabulary has changed we all need to become familiar with new terminology. E.g speech marks are called inverted commas. O Try to use correct grammar at home if you speak it correctly you are more likely to write it correctly. O Be grammar police pick up incorrect grammar, your child should be encouraged to do that to you too. O Spot mistakes in the real world, this will reinforce what the children know.

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18 How are we teaching grammar in school? o New yearly expectations built into planning look in your pack for examples of these. o Grammar is taught as part of our daily literacy lessons and as stand alone lessons. o Y2 and Y6 lessons which allow them to become familiar with the test format.

19 How can we help at home? O O By example O sats?region=uk O Help your kids with spelling and grammar Carol Vorderman O Oxford Reading Tree: Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper: My Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Kit

20 Top tips for practising grammar at home: KS1 O Look at the punctuation when reading with your child and talk about what it s telling you to do. O Play odd one out games. E.g. 4 words, one is a verb 3 are adjectives. O Play a guessing game using adjectives your child has to describe something to you using adjectives - reverse role with your child. O Talk about question marks and question words: Could you, can you, would you. You give the question, the children turns it into a command like captains orders: E.G Question: Will you climb the rigging? Command: Climb the rigging.

21 Top tips for practising grammar at home: KS2 O Play the sentence game. Take it in turns to add words to a sentence whoever finishes the sentence loses. This encourages use of conjunctions. O Tackle apostrophes. Start with contractions, show children most common words and cross out the letters that are replaced by the apostrophe. When they really confident with these move onto possession. O Look through books and newspapers and look for different types of nouns. Proper nouns look for capital letters. Regular nouns too. O Finish it: Give your child the choice of two pronouns E.G us or we Is that for they or them Don t give the cake to

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23 Spelling 2015/6: What it looks like? EYFS and Y1: Continue with phonics and red words add a spelling element to phonics sessions and within the regular literacy lessons. Y1: New curriculum spelling patterns to be taught in term 5/6. Y2-Y6: Weekly spelling lessons using RWI spelling programme with some morning starter follow ups. Removal of weekly tests, more of a focus on application of spelling patterns being used in daily writing. Spelling to have a higher profile in the classroom. Children to be spotted spelling. Resources in classroom such as complex sounds chart, personal spelling dictionaries from Y2.

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29 Spelling patterns for each year group _1_-_Spelling.pdf

30 How can we help at home? O Parents Guide to Spelling on website lots of ideas on here. O Practise red words and year specific spelling lists. O Give your child lots of praise when they are being successful or at least trying, rather than always spotting their mistakes.

31 Any questions? Fank you for coming tonite and giving up you re time?

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