The school has registered for the website www.SPaG.com, which has SATs-style questions for children to log in and practise at home.
Please note that SPaG.com uses "possessive pronoun" in place of "possessive determiner" e.g. my, your, our, their, its, his, her
Word classes are types of words.
|Noun||"A noun is a thing, noun noun noun" (push down both hands)||
|real things even if you can't touch them (sky, table, cup, universe)|
|abstract nouns||concepts/ideas (imagination, love, peace)|
|(put our "proper" hat on)||proper nouns||
Capital Letter nouns: names places and dates (January, Miss Thomas, Sutton-in-Ashfield)
|Verb||"What's happening, verb?" Arms out questioning||main verb||
doing or a being word - what's happening?
"I am in the classroom" (I'm existing)
"I dance in the classroom"
|auxiliary verb||"helping verb" can be a modal verb (can could will would must may might shall should) or to do with tense "I have played" "I was playing"|
Miss Thomas drank coffee. (Subject Verb Object)
|passive voice||The coffee was drunk by Miss Thomas. (Two parts and passes the "zombie check")|
|Adjective||"Adjectives describe a noun" (jazz hands then into noun action)||The gargantuan, imposing statue which Miss Thomas found terrifying.|
|Adverbs||"ad-verbs add to the verb" (dancing to the beat)||when or how||
Can end in ly but not always
"I dance manically"
"I dance well"
"I will dance later"
|Prepositions||"prepositions position" (pointing upwards)||
Your preposition's in
Your preposition's out
After before on under
behind inside and out
Tell us when and where things are
And that's what it's all about
|Pronoun||"a pronoun replaces a noun" (same as noun action but "squishing" out the noun)||
Subject and object
Miss Thomas drank coffee.
She (subject pronoun) drank it (object pronoun).
|relative||relative pronoun (who or which) begin relative clause|
|Determiner||"determines a noun" fist clenched and move to noun action.||articles||