Spelling & Grammar
Spelling and grammar follows the National Curriculum requirements at Key Stage 2. Children have regular short lessons which encourage them to investigate patterns, follow morphological rules and familiarise themselves with common exceptions.
We have trained staff in using and adapting the No-Nonsense spelling sequence of lessons for each year group, though teachers should use this as a starting point for planning sessions and adapt the resources to suit the needs of their class.
We believe in teaching grammar terminology in an embedded manner, by discussing language in texts and applying it in writing. Grammar lessons are not taught separately from the rest of the English curriculum, as the components taught need to have contextualisation for children to be able to see their purpose and effect.