SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) is a curriculum area which follows on from phonics once the child has completed all 6 phases. By teaching SPaG we allow the children to obtain a firm grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar. SPaG is incorporated into Literacy lessons within Key Stage 1 and explicit timetabled lessons for Key Stage 2, as by this time the majority of the children have completed all the 6 phonics stages.
To plan high level, interactive lessons for SPaG we follow a programme called ‘Rising stars’ this gives teachers fantastic teaching strategies and activities to use for all key groups and ensure the children are prepared for the end of term tests. Currently, children in Year 6 are tested on SPaG and in 2016 it will become a legal requirement that Year 2 children will also be expected to sit a national test. L.Scott is the subject leader for SPaG. The role involves ensuring planning is checked regularly so that children are exposed to high quality learning.
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