Do your pupils need to revisit grammar skills regularly?
This year 6 Grammar Slam resource (Set C) will give pupils the opportunity to revisit key phonics, word, sentence, text and punctuation skills from Appendix 2 of the English national curriculum. An opportunity to apply the skills in this Grammar Slam is included in the application task ‘Emails’.
Presented as a PowerPoint, the activities can be displayed for the whole class to complete or discuss.
Content covered from English Appendix 2 in this resource:
Word: informal and formal vocabulary
Sentence: subjunctive form (to show urgency or importance)
Text: linking ideas across paragraphs (adverbials)
Punctuation: semi-colons to mark independent clauses
Terminology used from year 6: semi-colon
Terminology used from previous years: verb, adverbial, clause
How could you use Grammar Slam?
Perfect for starters to English lessons to teach or revisit skills previously taught or display on the board at the beginning of the day during registration, or at any point where there is 5 minutes to fill, to make productive use of learning time.
This could also be used by pupils in higher year groups to revise key terminology and skills taught in previous years.
National Curriculum program of study links for English:
Pupils should be taught to develop their understanding of the concepts by:
- recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms
- using semicolons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses
- learning the grammar for years 5 and 6 in English appendix 2
- use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading