Spelling and Grammar
Grammar is taught within lessons on writing, adhering to the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum. Each unit of written work, which normally take two weeks to complete, includes some teaching of grammatical terms pertinent to the year group. The order in which these are taught can be seen on the Long Terms Plans for Writing, published under the Writing section of the website.
For revision purposes, a glossary of the grammatical terms we teach is here:
St Paul's Grammar Hammer
In Reception and Key Stage 1, spelling is taught using the Supersonic Phonic Friends scheme. By Year 2, daily lessons are devoted to spelling rules.
From Year 3, weekly spelling lessons take place, where a spelling rule or pattern is taught. Children are tested on this spelling rules or pattern, having taken lists home to learn along with exciting activities to complete that help to embed their learning. The spelling rules and patterns taught are those contained within the National Cirriculum.
Weekly Spelling Rules Taught in Years 3 - 6