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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Spelling and Grammar Parent Booklets


In the new curriculum for English, there is a very significant emphasis placed on SPAG (spelling and grammar).

Each booklet outlines the expectations for the specific year group –

  • The statutory word list (100 words)
  • The spelling rules / patterns covered
  • The grammar foci
  • The technical vocabulary pupils need to understand

Parental Support

The expectations of the new curriculum have increased significantly. Pupils in the current Year 3 will not have covered the full curriculum (Years 1 to 6) by the time they take the statutory tests in Year 6 (they are starting the new curriculum this year). This means there will be gaps in their knowledge and understanding which we will be seeking to ‘backfill’ during the course of the year. Parents can support their children by having a good understanding of the expectations and maintain a focus on spelling and grammar at home