Terminology that pupils must be taught is included in English Appendix 2 of the national curriculum. This resource can be used to create a class display to share key terminology that pupils should be using when reading texts and discussing their own writing.
Each word is displayed on its own poster and includes a definition, an example and a challenge question to encourage interaction with the display. Teacher notes are also included with guidance on how the resource could be used within the classroom.
Which terminology is included in this resource?
- subordinating conjunction
- co-ordinating conjunction
- word family
- subordinate clause
- main clause
- direct speech
- inverted commas
- present perfect
Why is teaching children VGP terminology important?
Explicit teaching of grammar is very important when teaching English. It provides pupils with the correct vocabulary that can be used when discussing their reading and writing.
A list of terminology is provided in bold as part of English Appendix 2, with the expectation that these words should be understood. Additional terminology may be added to each year group if relevant.
National Curriculum programme of study links
Year 3 / 4
- Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their reading and writing.