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Handwriting is taught using a scheme called Penpals. To begin with, children are taught basic letter formation then, in Year 2, joined handwriting is introduced and taught until Year 6. In Upper Key Stage 2, the children can earn a “Pen License” to write in pen!

Spelling is specified in the New National Curriculum, with specific spelling patterns to be covered in each year group. This is also strongly linked to the work done in Read Write Inc.

The New Curriculum also details Punctuation and Grammar work to be covered in each year group. This is taught within English lessons in every year group and as an additional group activity in Years 5 and 6. The Collins scheme is used to deliver work at differentiated levels, according to the needs of the children

Grangetown Primary School