English is an essential skill for life and learning.
At Primary School, children learn to read and write by being encouraged to talk and listen to others as well as learning about letters and sounds (phonics) and about how words and marks are used to create sentences which can have different meanings (spelling, punctuation and grammar- SPaG).
Below are some useful websites and documents which you can use with your child to support their English at home.
Why not try one of our phonic web links to support your child’s learning of letters and the sounds they make.
Topmarks phonic games
ict games have a variety of games to play for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
Relax and enjoy reading; whether that be a comic, recipe book, newspaper or story. We want children to love reading and understand what it is they are reading (comprehension).
Why not read a book online from the Oxford Owl website, where you will find stories with Biff, Chip and Kipper as well as other fiction and non-fiction books.
Children are expected to know how to spell a given set of words within each year group (as set out by the National Curriculum 2014) and these words are not always decodable (will not ‘sound out’).
Feeling confused about which punctuation to use? Take a look at these reminder posters…
Children are taught to ‘play with words’ and understand that words need to be in a particular order for a sentence to make sense.
Don’t know your ‘nouns’ from your ‘verbs’ or totally confused by ‘prepositions’? Don’t worry- we have the answers! Here is the National Curriculum’s vocabulary list for each year group and a glossary of the terminology used when teaching.
Try some of these games to learn more about types of words (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc) and how sentences are constructed.
‘Topmarks’ spelling and grammar games for Year 2 onwards
How about being a Grammar Gorilla?