Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
Children in Year Six will take a statutory test of English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) during SATs week in May. This was introduced to reflect the Government's belief that children should have a better understanding of the more 'technical' aspects of English, such as grammar, punctuation and spelling, by the time they leave primary school.
At Westwood Primary School we teach the grammar, punctuation and spelling curriculum throughout Key Stage One and Two.
Children's phonological awareness and spelling strategies are assessed and this informs teaching. Dedicated time is allocated for teaching and investigating spelling, as well as word level work linked to a related text in the main English session. Children are taught spelling rules discretely using a spelling programme. Word banks, along with dictionaries, are used to support children's spelling at the point of writing.