SPAG: Dialogue, Quotes and News Media
Grammar Presentation: Bullet Points
Explore the conventions associated with using bullet points and how to use them in lists when the items are full sentences or words and phrases. Spot and troubleshoot errors.
2) Grammar Presentation: Punctuating Dialogue
Consolidate children’s understanding of how to punctuate dialogue as direct speech. Introduce reported speech and how this can summarise and report informal discourse in a concise and informal manner.
3) Grammar Presentation: Commas, Colons and Semi-colons
Give an overview on how these punctuation marks are used and why. Explore how commas separate and clarify. Understand how colons and semi-colons mark relationships between clauses in a way which is similar to conjunctions.
Presentation: 5-Minute Revision, Unit 5
Deliver quick, focused revision (bullet points; punctuating dialogue; commas, colons and semi-colons), which requires children only to have whiteboards. Questions are intentionally similar in content and style to the formal KS2 tests.
SPaG: Narrative and Storytelling
Grammar Presentation: Cohesion within Paragraphs
Revise cohesion and how it can be used to create flowing narrative prose. Explore how adverbs, conjunctions, determiners and pronouns aid cohesion: identify them in use and insert into given text.
Grammar Presentation: Time, Place and Cause
Revise separately how adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions can be used to express time, cause, place and manner. Explore how they are inserted into sentences and punctuated.
Grammar Presentation: 5-Minute Revision, Unit 8
Deliver quick, focused revision (cohesion within paragraphs; expressing time, place and cause) which requires children only to have whiteboards. Questions are intentionally similar in content and style to the formal KS2 tests.
Descriptive and Predictive Writing
Presentation: Modal Verbs
Revise modal verbs, identify them in a sentence and explore how they modify meaning. Use modal verbs to write predictions and sentences about degrees of obligation.
2) Presentation: Expanded Noun Phrases
Revise how to construct, identify and use expanded noun phrases to convey detailed information concisely. ‘Test’ them by replacing with a pronoun.
3) Presentation: Relative Clauses
Revise how relative clauses can give extra information about a noun, a pronoun or a clause. Identify relative clauses in given sentences, explore punctuation of embedded clauses and try adding your own to expand sentences.
4) Presentation: Subjunctive form for hypotheticals and wishes
Revise how this very formal verb form can be used to express hypotheticals and wishes. Identify when sentences use the subjunctive form, rewrite given sentences to make them more formal and write hypothetically using sentence starters.
Presentation: 5-Minute Revision, Unit 2
Deliver quick, focused revision (modal verbs, expanded noun phrases, relative clauses, subjunctive form), which requires children only to have whiteboards. Questions are intentionally similar in content and style to the formal KS2 tests.
SPAG: Recounts and Chronological Writing
Presentation: Verbs and Tense
Revise how verbs indicate tense, exploring examples of simple, progressive and perfect forms both in present and past tenses. Discuss the shades of meaning created through selecting different forms.
Presentation: Cohesion between Paragraphs
Define cohesion before revising the function of paragraphs. Explore how adverbials can create links between paragraphs, giving information about time, place and number, and how topic sentences can be used to orientate the reader further.
Presentation: 5-Minute Revision, Unit 6
Deliver quick, focused revision (verbs and tense, cohesion through adverbials, word classes) which requires children only to have whiteboards. Questions are intentionally similar in content and style to the formal KS2 tests.