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Glossary of grammatical terms

Following on from the curriculum meeting the document below, produced by the government, contains many of the terms that schools use when teach grammar.

Dialogue

Children need to be able to use all the correct punctuation when writing dialogue - speech.  There's quite a lot to remember!  These web links are useful to look at.  Speech marks are often called inverted commas in primary school.

 

Speech Marks (BBC Bitesize)

Punctuation: Introduction to speech marks

Homophones

In our spelling lessons the last couple of weeks we have been focusing on homophones.  They are words that sound the same but have different meanings.  They also have different spellings.

 

Children often get confused with:

 

  • two, too and to
  • their, there and they're

 

These websites are worth having a look and will help your child develop a better understanding of what homophones are:

 

What are homophones? (BBC Bitesize)

How to use to, too and two (BBC Bitesize)

How to use their, there and they're (BBC Bitesize)

 

This week we have been having a few 'quizzes'.  The first one focused on grammar and punctuation.  One area I have identified we need to focus on are 'pronouns'.  Although, we'll be covering these in class this following BBC web page is really good and has a few activities that will help.

 

What is a pronoun? (BBC)

 

 

On Wednesday (02.10.19) we enjoyed acting out the Roman gods coming face to face with Venus for the very first time.  The children took on the roles of the different gods.  When I clapped my hands they froze.  We then did some 'thought-tracking' - finding out what the different gods thought about Venus' arrival.  Some wanted to get some tips on fashion and beauty whilst others started squabbling over who would marry her!
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