Grammar at Broughton Fields
At Broughton Fields, we aim to ensure that all children:
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for writing
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
- write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
- gain a love of writing and become lifelong writers
In order to achieve this, grammatical features to be taught are identified through the use of Teacher Assessment Framework Assessments (TAFs) and the PiXL GPS Assessments. Children will look more specifically at the language, sentence structure and grammatical features that the authors use in order to make the writing successful. This will form a 'Writing Expectations Checklist' when completing their own individual writing, which will be displayed in the classroom. Children will develop their grammatical skills and complete a range of writing in order to apply, practise and master these skills independently.
Children are expected to learn, understand and apply the grammatical terms for their year group as identified in the English National Curriculum. Below are some useful documents to support your understand of what your children will learn and the explanations of the different grammatical terms.
Click the links to Espresso grammar videos, which explain the different grammar skills for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two that both yourself and your child will find useful in understanding the grammar skills. You will need the school's Espresso login details, which you received at the beginning of the year.