spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Contextualised grammar and punctuation objectives are taught as part of the Pathways To Write units. We use our knowledge of the mastery process to give children the opportunity to practise fluency, reasoning and application of grammar skills. We provide all children the opportunities to review, learn, practise and apply their grammar learning throughout the curriculum.
Further explicit grammar sessions (which link to the Pathways objectives) may also be planned in to ensure children master the most important grammar knowledge and skills for their year group. Any gaps in key skills from previous year groups are plugged to unblock learning and accelerate progress. With these building blocks in place, childen are in a strong position to apply grammar in a range of contexts.
From Year 1, we follow a mastery approach to the teaching of spelling through the programme ‘Pathways to Spell’. It is a programme designed to deliver the statutory content of the Primary National Curriculum for spelling in key stages 1 and 2. Through weekly teaching of spelling objectives and development of a whole school approach to word transcription, vocabulary development and proof-reading, the programme aims to develop children as proficient spellers.
You will find the end of year expectations for spelling for each of our year groups in the attached documents. For further detail on the skills that your children are learning on a weekly basis, please contact your class teacher.
Children are given weekly spellings/key words to practise at home (which are regulary assesses) along with a 'Spelling Spies' card with the the statutory words that they neeed to master (KS2) Spellings will be assessed and reviewed half termly and teachers will analyse spelling errors and difficulties to provide further support and intervention where needed.