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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) will be an area of focus this year across the school. The following initiative have been put in place to develop pupils' understanding of  SPAG across the school:

  • English lessons have been extended to allow more time for discussions on SPAG when reading high quality texts or examining samples of writing in class, a SPAG dialogue should be seen in all subjects where possible.
  • There will be a 15 minute 'Word of the Day' SPAG lesson each morning in KS2.
  • Shared and modelled writing will become regular practice and will be used to demonstrate the power of high quality SPAG in writing to all.
  • SPAG targets will be given to KS2 pupils; teachers will monitor progression in writing and put same day interventions in place to help pupils achieve these targets, which will change once achieved.
  • SPAG progression will be reported on to parents in school reports.
  • SPAG will be a focus in marking across the school, both in English books and across the wider curriculum, interventions will be put in place to address gaps in knowledge from prior years across all key stages before moving onto the content of their relevant year.
  • Spelling Seeds ( a spelling programme) will be embedded into the curriculum from year 2 upwards to complement the Literacy Tree scheme of work; weekly spellings will have a direct link to class teaching, giving pupils multiple opportunities to embed focus words across planning sequences.