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Grammar and Punctuation

Grammar and Punctuation (GPS) in Year Six


Please find below the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Assessment Ladder for Key Stage Two. This is the material Year Six pupils must be confident with at the end of primary school, and is taken from the test framework.

Revision Powerpoints

Word Classes

Here are all our actions for the different word classes:


A noun is a thing, noun noun noun
Veeeeeerbs are 'what's happening'. They are doing or being words.
Adverbs add to the verb and say how or when the verb happened.
Prepositions position when and where things are.
Conjunctions join phrases and clauses together.
Adjectives describe nouns (should be called "adnouns")
Determiners determine which nouns we're talking about.
A pronoun replaces a noun.

Noun Phrase March

What's a simple recipe we can use to make a noun phrase?

Tenses Rap

Allow us all to blow your senses
With Simple, Perfect and Progressive tenses


There’s just one word in the simple present
He plays, he runs, he speaks (how pleasant)
Present perfect uses have or has
He has run, he has spoken, he has played (some jazz)
With present progressive it’s ‘is’ then i-n-g
He is running, he is speaking he is playing happily


Simple past is just one word
He played, he ran, he spoke, he heard
Past perfect means it happened before
Uses had: he had run, he had spoken and more
Past progressive (i-n-g) says the action keeps going
Uses was: he was running, he was playing, he was knowing


So now you all can be impressive,

With simple, perfect and progressive