Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
In Grammar this half term we are 'Getting ready to Write' by focusing on sentence construction and word class. Below are some useful links, games and activity ideas to experiment with at home:
Word Class Powerpoints
Word Class videos (beware these are very catchy and may get stuck in your head!)
Word Class activities
1) Word Class Hunt:
Read a book (or have one read to you) and make a list of all the nouns/adjectives/verbs
2)Write a word class rap/song:
Describe what a verb/noun/adjective is in your very own song or rap (use the video links above to help). Can you write it down? Can you perform and record it?
3) Powerpoint Presentation:
Watch the powerpoint presentations and complete the activity at the end.
4) Activity worksheets:
Complete the work sheets below:
Sentence Construction activities and ideas:
Activity packs, worksheets and Powerpoints:
Weblinks for inspiring writing and sentence construction
To help us learn how to punctuate sentences we use Kung Fu Punctuation to act out and verbalise our punctuation. This helps us to understand how to use it in our writing. Can you act out the punctuation when saying a sentence? Use the resources below to help practise your punctuation.
In year 1 and 2 we use phonics to help us spell new and unusual words. Making phonetically plausible attempts at words is expected and encouraged. We ask children to sound out these words to help spell them. However there are some words that children are expected to spell correctly by the time they leave KS1 and these are known as Common Exception Words (CEW). These word lists must be learnt and spelt correctly in all their writing.
Phoneme mats to help sound out (segment) new and unusual words
Common Exception Word lists
These words must be spelled correctly by the end of the year.