SPaG (Punctuation and Grammar)

The SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) test contains 70 marks.  50 of these marks come from the punctuation and grammar paper and these are the focuses (or foci!) of these sessions.  A little like the arithmetic paper in maths, this is about understanding rules in a clearly presented format.


While the SPaG is a separate test which does not count towards writing levels, to achieve age related expectations in writing children must produce many of these elements in their writing.  Consequently, sessions will be about developing the skills to create grammatically sound sentences as we may well refer to the knowledge required to excel in the SPaG test.