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Useful writing information and resources.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) is essential to writing. Here is a glossary to explain the key SPaG terminology for the writing curriculum:

Developing a broad and varied vocabulary is also vital for writing. This is shown in the three tiers of vocabulary diagram below.

Reading and talking can really help to increase children's tier 2 vocabulary, which is the main sort of "adventurous" vocabulary we use in writing tasks.




These weblinks from The National Literacy Trust support vocabulary development:


Activities | Words for Life

Improve your child's learning at home | Words for Life


Oxford Owl has some really helpful information about writing development in the links below:


Writing | Oxford Owl


Grammar & punctuation at primary school | Oxford Owl


Spelling | Oxford Owl


Handwriting | Oxford Owl


Vocabulary | Oxford Owl