Our grammar curriculum covers all of the English National Curriculum expectations for spelling, punctuation and grammar
Each year group has small step learning episodes covering all key areas of the grammar, punctuation and spelling curriculum: Word, Text, Sentence and Punctuation. Each small step is linked to a National Curriculum statement.
Our scheme is made up of editable PowerPoint teaching slides and digital quizzes.
Each teaching slide is a learning episode which can be used to demonstrate new grammatical knowledge or which can be used to consolidate, revisit or refresh the grammatical concepts which have been taught through contextualised grammar lessons.
Each learning episode is made of editable teaching slides on PowerPoint, which means that the content can be adapted by the teacher to suit their cohort. The teaching slides are easy to follow, interactive and promote discussion.
Gamified, self-marking question sets (or quizzes)
Each small step in the curriculum also has a Question Set (quiz) which can be assigned for online practise of the grammatical concept or converted into PDF format for a more traditional paper-based activity.
When played online, our question sets are self-marking as well as allowing children to earn points and honey pots to spend on their avatars, just like the other Spelling Shed and MathShed games!
SPaG Overview W1.1 Identify and define nouns W1.2 Add -s when there is more than one noun W1.3 add -es when there is more than one noun W1.4 Choosing -s or -es where appropriate W2.1 Identify and define verbs W2.2 Sort verbs and nouns W2.3 Add -ing to a verb W2.4 Add -ed to a verb W2.5 Select the correct verb for the sentence based on its suffix W2.6 Add -er and -est to regular adjectives W3.1 Define prefix W3.2 Understand antonyms W3.3 Identify and sort verbs and adjectives W3.4 Add the prefix un- to create antonyms W3.5 Choose the correct verb or adjective for an image/sentence S1.1 Write a simple sentence starting with a noun/proper noun S1.2 Write a simple sentence using the personal pronoun ‘I’ S1.3 Finish each sentence with a full stop S2.1 Join two simple sentences using ‘and’ T1.1 Choosing words from a bank to create a sentence T1.2 Sequence sentences to form a short narrative (well-known/traditional stories) P1.1 Write a simple sentence with finger spaces between words P2.1 Sort common and proper nouns P2.2 Add capital letters to proper nouns in isolation and in a sentence P2.3 Sort question words who, which, where, why, when. P2.4 Orally ask questions using question words P2.5 Add question marks to questions P2.6 Introduce exclamation phrases P2.7 Add an exclamation mark, question mark or full stop to a range of sentences P3.1 Sort common and proper nouns P3.2 Adding capital letters to months and days of the week P3.3 Add capital letters to proper nouns in isolation and in a sentence P3.4 Me or I? End of Term 1 End of Term 2 End of Term 3 W1.1 Identify and sort nouns W1.2 Manipulating verbs and nouns W1.3-W1.4 Identify and sort nouns and adjectives W1.5-W1.8 Making and using adjectives with the suffix -ness W1.9 Join two words from images to make a new compound word W1.10-W1.11 Constructing compound words W1.12 Identify compound nouns from a list W1.13-W1.15 Creating and using compounds nouns W2.1 Using the suffixes -ful, -ness, -ly, -ment, -less W2.2 Replacing a 'y' in a root word with an 'i' to form a new word W2.3 Sort compound words or words with a suffix W3.1a-W3.1d Using the suffixes -er and -est to turn adjectives into adverbs W3.1e Using the suffixes -er and -est when the root word ends in -y with a consonant before it then it is replaced with ‘i’ (but only when the root word has more than one syllable) S1.1 Identify, define and sort nouns S1.2 Identify noun phrase as determiner/noun S1.3 Explore the use of adjectives as a pre-modifier (expansion before the noun) S1.4 Create sentences with expanded noun phrases from word banks S1.5 Explore post-modifiers S2.1 Identify a sentence (independent clause) S2.2 Revise joining sentences using ‘and' S2.3 Explore coordinating conjunctions including the pattern: clause/conjunction/clause S2.4 Explore subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because) S2.5 Using the correct conjunctions in sentences S3.1 Explore statements, questions, exclamations and commands S3.2 Sort sentences based on types (statement, question, exclamation or command) S3.3 Add punctuation ! ? or . to sentences S3.4 Write own sentences from a prompt (image) T1.1 Recognise and identify verbs, and sort verbs and nouns T1.2 Explore phrases simple past and simple present tense T1.3 Explore examples of the regular past tense T1.4 Identify past or identify present tense sentences from examples T1.5 Repeat all T1 steps with simple irregular examples T1.6 Repeat all T1 steps above mixing regular and irregular examples T2.1 Convert root verb to progressive form T2.2 Explore present progressive form T2.3 Explore present progressive negative forms T2.4 Explore the past progressive form T2.5 Explore the past progressive negative forms P1 Use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences P2.1 Explore commas for lists P2.2 Add commas to lists from given items P2.3 Identify and correct list sentences P2.4 Create own sentences using commas to separate items in a list P3.1 Use an apostrophe where letters are missing or omitted in spelling P3.2 Using apostrophes to mark singular possession in nouns P3.3 Identifying and sorting uses of apostrophes for contraction and possession 2016 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2016-inspired KS1 Question Set A 2016 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2016-inspired KS1 Question Set B 2017 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2017-inspired KS1 Question Set A 2017 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2017-inspired KS1 Question Set B 2018 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2018-inspired KS1 Question Set A 2018 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2018-inspired KS1 Question Set B 2019 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2019-inspired KS1 Question Set A 2019 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2019-inspired KS1 Question Set B Stage 2 End of Term 1 Stage 2 End of Term 2 Stage 2 End of Term 3 W.1.1 Identify and sort nouns W1.2 Introduce the term ‘prefix’ W1.3 Prefix un- meaning ‘not’ W1.4 Introduce and sort prefixes W1.5 Choose the correct word for the sentence gap W1.6 Which of these words matches the definition? W1.7 Identify a word with a prefix in a sentence W1.8 Write own sentence using a given word with a prefix W2.1 Revise/introduce terms and definitions of vowel and consonant W2.2 Choose correct a/an in a sentence W3.1 Identify and sort prefixes/suffixes/root words W3.2 Add an appropriate prefix or suffix to each root word S1.1 Revise coordinating and subordinating conjunctions S1.2 Identify, define and use prepositions S1.3 Identify and sort conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions S1.4 Add an appropriate conjunction/adverb/prepositions to sentences T1.1 Read through a text and split into paragraphs T1.2 Read through short passages and rearrange into correct order T2.1 Select appropriate headings for paragraphs T3.1 Identify and sort simple past and simple present tense T3.2 Introduce the present perfect T3.3 Select the correct auxiliary verb has/have for each sentence T3.4 Add a verb in the correct form to a sentence T3.5 Add an irregular verb in the correct form to a sentence T3.6 Correct sentences with irregular verbs written as if they were regular verbs T3.7 Identify and sort sentences with present form or simple past T3.8 Change sentences from simple past to past perfect form T3.9 Rearrange given words to create a sentence P1.1 Identify what is being said in image/film/speech bubbles P1.2 Punctuate spoken sentences P1.3 Identify and sort synonyms for said P1.4 Rearrange sentence fragments to create a grammatically accurate sentence P1.5 Add all punctuation to a given sentence including speech P1.6 Identify which speech sentences are constructed correctly/incorrectly End of Term 1 End of Term 2 End of Term 3 W1.1 Identify and sort nouns W1.2 Add -s, add -es to words W1.3 Revise and extend Stage 2 P3.1-7 W1.4 Sort possessive and plural words ending in -s W1.5 Choose sentences with correctly spelled words W1.6 Edit text that has a range of plural and possessive ’s’ words W1.7 Introduce use of apostrophe after a plural W2.1 Introduce inflections of the verb ‘to be’ using standard English W2.2 Complete similar activities looking at local non-standard terms S1.1 Identify and sort adjective/noun/prepositional phrase S1.2 Add adjectives before one noun S1.3 Identify the prepositional phrase in a sentence S1.4 Identify determiners in a sentence S1.5 Expand sentences using adjectives and prepositional phrases S2.1 Revise and extend Stage 3 S1 S2.2 Identify adverbials S2.3 Select the appropriate adverbial for a sentence S2.4a and P1 Rearrange sentences so that the adverbial is at the front S2.4b and P1 Choose the appropriate adverbial to front a sentence S2.5 Punctuate sentences with fronted adverbials correctly T1.1 Sort sentences into paragraphs around the TiPToP themes T1.2 Order paragraphs appropriately T2.1 Revise noun types from previous Stages T2.2 Identify and sort types of nouns T2.3 Identify and sort nouns and pronouns T2.4 Identify and sort personal and possessive pronouns T2.5 Identify sentences from the description T2.6 Find and correct errors in a sentence P2.1 Revise Stage 3 P1 P2.2 Identify correctly placed inverted commas P2.3 Introduce comma after reporting clause P2.4a Add punctuation marks to sentences including inverted commas P2.4b Punctuate paragraphs including direct speech P3.1 Revise Stage 2 P3.3-P3.6 P3.2 Apostrophes to mark plural possession P3.3 Apostrophes to mark plural possession, including irregular plurals End of Term 1 End of Term 2 End of Term 3 W1.1 Identify four word classes – adverbs, adjectives, nouns, verbs W1.2 Identify and sort word classes – conjunctions, determiners, prepositions W1.3 Match noun and adjectives to suffixes W1.4a Identify verbs that have been made by converting a noun or an adjective in sentences/paragraphs W1.4b Match root adjective/noun and apply a suffix e.g. memory + ise = memorise W2.1 Introduce prefixes S1.1 Revise the terms personal and possessive pronoun S1.2 Introduce relative pronouns S2.1 Introduce modal verbs (might, should will, must) S2.2a Identify, sort and order modal verbs in terms of probability S2.2b Create a sentence using a modal verb S2.3 Introduce adverbs of possibility T1.1 Identify and define cohesive features T1.2 Identify and sort adverbs, conjunctions and pronouns T1.3 Improve cohesion by adding cohesive devices from selection into simple paragraphs T2.1 Identify and sort adverbials of time, place and number T2.2 Add appropriate adverbials from selection into missing word sentences/paragraphs T2.3 Improve paragraphs/texts by adding in appropriate adverbials from selection P1.1 Brackets to indicate parenthesis P1.2 Dashes to indicate parenthesis P1.3 Commas to indicate parenthesis P1.4 Brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis P2.1 Identify an extra clause at the opening of a sentence P2.2a Identify a clause or phrase that is embedded within the sentence, often relative but not always P2.2b Assemble jumbled sentences P2.2c Identify correct and incorrect usage of commas P2.3 Revise Stage 2 P2.3, 2.4, 2.5 P2.4 Using commas for lists and within list sentences P2.5 Punctuate sentences that represent a range of comma usage End of Term 1 End of Term 2 End of Term 3 W1.1 Introduce formal and informal language W1.2 Edit poor examples of formal language to make them more appropriate W2.1a-W2.1b Identify antonyms and synonyms from lists of words W2.1c-W2.1d Identify and match synonyms in different contexts S1.1a-S1.1b Explore active and passive voice S1.1c-S1.1e Make active and passive voice sentences S1.1f-S1.1g Rearrange and write active and passive voice sentences S2.1a-g Further explore the use of formal and informal language S2.1h S2.2 Introduce the subjunctive form S2.3 Introduce the use of question tags T1.1 Linking ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices T2.1 Layout devices P1.1 Explore the three punctuation marks - semicolon, colon and dashes P1.2 Explore independent clauses P1.3a Choose the correct punctuation to join two clauses P1.3b Add a colon into a sentence in the appropriate place P1.3c Add a semicolon into a sentence in the appropriate place P1.3d Add a dash into a sentence in the appropriate place P1.3a-P1.3e Mixed colon and semicolon review quiz P2.1 Using colons and semicolons for lists and list sentences P2.2 Create list sentences P3.1 Punctuation of bullet points to list information P4.1 Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity First half of 2016 SATs Paper Question Set - better names than this though! -> 2016-inspired KS2 Question Set A Second half of 2016 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2016-inspired KS2 Question Set B First half of 2017 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2017-inspired KS2 Question Set A Second half of 2017 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2017-inspired KS2 Question Set B First half of 2018 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2018-inspired KS2 Question Set A Second half of 2018 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2018-inspired KS2 Question Set B First half of 2019 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2019-inspired KS2 Question Set A Second half of 2019 SATs Paper Question Set -> 2019-inspired KS2 Question Set B Stage 6 End of Term 1 Stage 6 End of Term 2 Stage 6 End of Term 3 View Resources