What is SPAG and why is it so important?
SPAG is featured in the reading comprehension part of the English curriculum. Children need to recognise lots of words and punctuation in sentences to make sense of what they are reading. Using incorrect punctuation, grammar and spelling can change the meaning of sentences whether spoken or written.
SPAG also helps when writing independently, as children become more fluent and write faster when they can spell accurately and make links between sounds in words because they find writing easier. However, their handwriting can suffer when writing longer pieces, so we practise using the correct letter formation.
This year we have done lots of work on developing the children’s SPAG skills in school and on-line. There are still a few weeks until the end of the school year so we thought this would be a good time to summarise the skills we have learnt in preparation for Year 2:
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Below are some optional activities if you want to double check your child's progress against these skills.
Don't worry if your child didn't get everything right!
We have provided some optional activities (based on our class work and the on-line work) if you feel your child needs further practise in any area.
And finally… for those children who have completed the Year 1 work and would like something else for the next few weeks...