Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Alongside English lessons, all year groups have dedicated Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) lessons. These are in place to ensure children are more confident with the more mechanical aspects of writing, such as sentence formation, punctuation and ability to spell increasingly challenging words. Alongside this, each year group has a ‘SPaG week’ at least once per half term, to develop their ability to use these tools effectively in their writing.
Spelling and phonics are taught from Tuesday to Friday every week across the entire school, and children are expected to learn and practise High Frequency Words in school and at home. Every half term Sandfield will be hosting a ‘Spelling Bee’ to test High Frequency Words, so children need to keep practising!