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Free Grammar and Punctuation activities addressing the requirements of the English Programmes of Study for KS1 and KS2

A pupil who is well-spoken is not necessarily a pupil who can write well, not least because he/she might speak with perfect punctuation and grammar but have difficulty applying the same rules to his/her writing. Continue reading

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Creative language activities to stretch more able KS2 pupils

The new curriculum places increased emphasis on grammar, punctuation and spelling. But how can you make learning these concepts fun? Rekindle your pupils enthusiasm for language by encouraging them to play with words to extend vocabulary, improve spelling and develop language skills. Try these activities:

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Get dramatic with grammar

The last place you might expect to find drama is in the teaching of grammar.  And yet between the full stops and the capital letters, there is movement …

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Word of the day #34: hyphen

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘H’. The word is: hyphen.

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