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Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

At Catchgate we value the importance of talk.  Throughout school we have daily reading sessions so children are immersed in language from books and hear the good quality vocabulary and grammatical structures.  The teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar begins in Early Years with a big focus on speaking and listening and the early stages of phonics in the Little Wandle Foundation to phonics programme.  In Reception children begin to spell using sounds they know and begin the foundations for future teaching and learning of grammar, spelling and punctuation. 

In Key Stage 1 and 2 we focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar objectives from the National Curriculum.  These are taught through short burst writing as part of the Primary Writing Project (PWP) approach. Children then have the opportunity to apply taught skills in their cross curricula writing.  

 

Spelling in Key Stage 1 is taught daily as part of our Little Wandle phonics scheme with a spelling programme following on once phonics teaching is complete in Year 2. Children in KS2 who still require support to develop phonics continue to practice spelling as part of Little Wandle Rapid Catch-up.  Please see the link to our phonics and reading page and the Little Wandle website for further information. 

Children have access to Sumdog, a games based adaptive learning app that children can use on any appliance at home.  Log ins for each pupil are sent home and available by asking your class teacher.  

You can access Sumdog with your password using the link below.

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