To empower our children to communicate effectively using spoken and written language, it is essential that spelling, punctuation and grammar are used proficiently. We teach and refer to punctuation and grammar on a daily basis. Below are guidance documents of key terms the children will be using at each key stage with examples of how they are used.
At Hambridge, children are taught phonics daily in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 to support their reading, writing and spelling. This foundation is key to a successful speller. Furthermore, there are two lists of high frequency words taught in Key Stage 1 that children should be confident with spelling consistently by the start of Year 3. Spelling rules and patterns are also taught each week interwoven within a teaching unit to support their understanding of writing new words.
Key Stage 1 High Frequency Words