was part of the government's new focus since the introduction of the revised 2014 National Curriculum.
Children are taught specific skills in these three areas, across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. They are formally tested on them in the SATs (standard assessment tests) at the end of Year 6.
Opportunities for teachers to enhance arise naturally from their reading and writing. As vocabulary increases, teachers will show pupils how to understand the , how to understand nuances in meaning, and how to develop their understanding of, and ability to use, . They will also teach pupils how to work out and clarify the and words with more than 1 meaning. References to developing pupils’ vocabulary are also included below.
Pupils should be taught to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use . They should be taught to use the elements of spelling, grammar, punctuation and listed.
Throughout the programmes of study, teachers will teach pupils the vocabulary they need to discuss their reading, writing and spoken language. It is important that pupils learn the correct grammatical terms in English and that these terms are integrated within teaching.
Links below on give an overview of the specific features that should be included in teaching the programmes of study.