Topic: KS1

Sub-topics

Relevant for UK National Curriculum Key Stage 1.

Word salads (primary): Commands activity

Look
what
I
found
.

Enjoy
the
show
.

Word salads (primary): Questions activity

Have
you
seen
her
?

Can
you
tell
me
?

Word salads (primary): Statement activity

He
talked
to
people
.

I
saw
him
in
London
.

Words

This lesson looks at words and word-formation and is designed for KS1 students.

Goals

  • To explore the definition of the notion 'word'. 
  • To explore how words are formed and understand some word-formation processes.
  • To explore how words create meaning.

Lesson Plan

Start the lesson by asking your students to discuss what a ‘word’ is. It's a surprisingly tricky thing to define! 

Next, display the following words on the board:

Words

Objective

To explore the meaning of simple, everyday words and how they relate to your experience of the world.

There are many kinds of words. Let us see whether you know the words for what you see in the pictures below? Talk to a partner and write down as many words as you can, for things that you see.

Y2 GPaS Test: Identify the adverbs

Find the adverbs in a range of examples

Identify the adverbs in each of the following examples (there may be more than one). Click on a word to choose it.

Y2 GPaS Test: Identify the noun phrase

Find the noun phrase in a range of examples

Identify the noun phrase, consisting of several words, in each of the following clauses.

Click on the words that comprise the noun phrase to select or deselect them.

Y2 GPaS Test: Identify the nouns

Identify the nouns in each of the following examples. Click on the word (or words) to select or deselect them.

Y2 GPaS Test: Identify the verbs

Find the main verbs in a range of examples

Identify the main verb in each of the following examples. Click on the word (or words) to select or deselect them.

Y2 GPaS Test: Present or past tense?

In each of the following examples, indicate whether the highlighted verb is in present or past tense:

Y2 GPaS Test: Question, command, statement or exclamation

Work out the clause type of each example

Indicate whether each sentence is a question, command, exclamation or statement (punctuation has deliberately been left out):

Y2 Spelling: A or an?

Fill in the missing gap with 'a' or 'an'

In each of the following examples, indicate whether the space should be filled with a or an:

GPaS (SPaG) KS1 Tests

Published Tests

Below you will find links to copies of the GPaS test from previous years. Each link includes English grammar, punctuation and spelling test papers, mark schemes and level thresholds.

National Curriculum Introduction (Primary)

Purpose of study

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.

National Curriculum KS1 Y1

During year 1, teachers should build on work from the Early Years Foundation Stage, making sure that pupils can sound and blend unfamiliar printed words quickly and accurately using the phonic knowledge and skills that they have already learnt. Teachers should also ensure that pupils continue to learn new grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) and revise and consolidate those learnt earlier. The understanding that the letter(s) on the page represent the sounds in spoken words should underpin pupils’ reading and spelling of all words.

National Curriculum KS1 Y1: Composition

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y1: Handwriting

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y1: Reading Comprehension

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y1: Spelling

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y1: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y1: Word Reading

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y2

By the beginning of year 2, pupils should be able to read all common graphemes. They should be able to read unfamiliar words containing these graphemes, accurately and without undue hesitation, by sounding them out in books that are matched closely to each pupil’s level of word reading knowledge. They should also be able to read many common words containing GPCs taught so far [for example, shout, hand, stop, or dream], without needing to blend the sounds out loud first.

National Curriculum KS1 Y2: Composition

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

National Curriculum KS1 Y2: Handwriting

Statutory requirements

Pupils should be taught to:

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