Grammar for Teaching - Prepare Your Pupils for the KS1* & KS2 SPaG Tests

Accurately assess your pupils' progress in Grammar and Punctuation and target areas for improvement.

This course covers the grammar knowledge that teachers are required to have for teaching KS1 & KS2 English.

Includeds assessment materials, worksheets & activities based on the current English Programmes of Study.

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As I was new to the role of teaching Year 2 (in a mixed Year 2, 1 and reception class) I found the course and its materials very helpful. I was worried about the new curriculum and SATs but the course assessments and tasks have enabled me to plan and focus on exactly what I need to teach my Year 2 pupils. As I will teach the children for 3 years it means I can introduce the Year 1 topics as soon as I feel appropriate and will continue to use the assessment and data recording resources.
I don’t always feel confident or comfortable at face to face training sessions particularly if I feel my knowledge is not as strong as it should be. The online training was great, I could work at my pace and felt comfortable asking questions when I needed to. I feel far more confident now.

Extremely useful -- would recommend
Grammar for Teaching Candidate Spring 2016

I found the course and its materials very helpful. I was worried about the new curriculum and SATs but the course assessments and tasks have enabled me to plan and focus on exactly what I need to teach my year 2 pupils.
Grammar for Teaching Candidate Spring 2016

Grammar for Teaching

The KS1* & KS2 SATs tests are based on the grammar, punctuation and spelling (SPaG) elements in the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for English. It requires pupils to have an increased understanding of grammatical terms/word classes; features of different sentences; grammar of complex sentences, including clauses, phrases and subordinate connectives; Standard English; vocabulary and language structures. This course covers the National Curriculum requirements from Y1 to Y6 and the assessment and teaching materials reflect the current English Programmes of Study; a Grammar Teaching Continuum identifies the expected grammar teaching from Y1 to Y6.

* Although the 2017 KS1 SPaG test is non-statutory (The KS2 SPaG will remain statutory) the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling content in the KS1 programmes of study will remain statutory. How this is assessed will be the choice of the school.

Tutor Support & Mentoring

When you enrol on any of our online courses you will have access to an expert in their field, get 1:1 support & advice from experienced, qualified and friendly tutors ready to answer your questions. All our courses are developed by experienced Teachers.

Study at your own pace

All course materials are available 24 hours a day via our website. Seminars are available to access at any time, from anywhere using a computer, tablet or mobile.

Certified Courses

All our online courses are certified and have completion criteria, once you have fulfilled the course requirements we will issue you with a course certificate. All our courses meet the 2016 DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development.

Course Contents

  • The recently introduced changes to KS1 and KS2 SATs grammar tests - including the Interim teacher assessment frameworks
  • Grammar Teaching Continuum identifying the areas of grammar to be taught from age 6 to 11
  • Tutorials covering the grammar knowledge that teachers are required to have for teaching KS1 & KS2 English
  • Assessment materials based on the current English Programmes of Study

  • There are tutorials covering the grammar knowledge that teachers need for teaching the Grammar aspects of the National Curriculum. These help to develop teachers’ confidence and can be watched as many times as needed.

    Assessment materials are designed to check KS1 to upper KS2 pupils’ grammar knowledge and identify areas that require focused teaching. They also provide a means of measuring and tracking progress of pupils’ grammar and punctuation knowledge.

    There are a number of tasks to be completed as part of the course. These are designed to fit in with the usual teaching workload to minimise additional work.

    Two live online seminars take place during the course. Recordings of these are available for those participants unable to attend.

  • 2 Online seminars
  • 6 Months access to the course seminars & resources
  • Access to an expert, ask your tutor questions and get advice throughout the course
  • Meets the 2016 DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development
    • Course Structure

    • Section 1 - Introduction
    • Section 2 - What do your pupils know already? Find the gaps
    • Section 3 - Teaching Grammar across the Primary School
    • Section 4 - Language Structure - Grammatical Terms / Word Classes
    • Section 5 - Language Structure - Features of Sentences / Complex Sentences
    • Section 6 - Standard English
    • Section 7 - Vocabulary / Language Strategies
    • Section 8 - Punctuation
    “The course has really been worthwhile. It has helped remind me as a teacher of many aspects of grammar we tend to take for granted.”
    • Course Resources

    • Video tutorials to support teachers’ knowledge of Grammar.
    • Assessment materials for pupils and Class Record sheets for teachers.
    • Activity sheets that are: matched to the assessment areas; identify learning objectives; give ideas for teaching and provide supporting resources.
    • * Added Bonus * - 2016 Literacy Lesson Plans
      Complete Primary Literacy Lesson Plan Pack - worth £14.99
    "I have found it very useful, in that it gives me a clear idea of all the aspects of the grammar curriculum that our Year 6's need to know. Also, the assessments that we were able to give to the Year 6's gave us a clear indication of where they are at and the gaps we have to fill."
    • Course Tasks

    • 1. Assessment of pupil’s grammar knowledge.
    • 2. Analysis of the assessment data to identify areas for learning.
    • 3. Completion of an action plan to show how identified issues will be addressed.
    • 4. Progress Report (optional).

    Any Questions?
    Please call 0844 277 9569
    or email us

    2016 DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development

    Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

    We have clearly outlined course outcomes and goals and evaluate participants’ prior knowledge in order to ensure progression. Course tasks are designed to help participants evaluate impact on themselves, their school and the pupils.

    Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

    Course content is developed in line with current thinking and is thoroughly researched by our expert tutors. Course tasks are designed not only to fit in around participants day to day teaching, but also to link teacher practice to pupil experiences and outcomes. Task feedback and support is given to reinforce impact evaluation of teachers practice and the wider implication for pupils and the school. All our courses are independently evaluated to ensure intended outcomes and quality.

    Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

    Our eLearning environment and the content of the seminars and tasks is structured to encourage participants collaboration, tutor support and to challenge existing methods in order to develop more informed practice and better pupil outcomes.

    Professional development programmes should be sustained over time

    The online delivery and course models we use in our training ensures content and the learning experience is delivered over a period of time. Support and Mentoring is available throughout the duration of the course and course materials and seminars are available for an extended period after the course finishes.

    Professional development must be prioritised by school leadership

    The course outcomes outlined in our Individual Learner Plans help participants plan and collaborate with leaders in order to develop on-going professional development strategies and plans. Our tasks and course feedback provides evidence to show school leaders and to provide forward planning for participants professional development and practices.

    Accessing the Course

    Access to the course materials and eLearning area is for a 6 month period, tutor support for 3 months. There are 2 online seminars each lasting approximately one hour. The seminars are available to watch at anytime during the enrolment period. The tasks are planned to fit in with teachers’ work requirements. There is a forum area allowing participants to share information and ask questions. To access the eLearning site and online seminars you require a computer with internet access and speakers / headphones, or a smartphone or tablet with the relevant apps installed.


    Access on a computer, tablet or mobile device

    Course Tutor

    You will be working with our literacy specialist, Sue McCaldon (M.A. in Teaching), She has vast experience of developing Literacy programmes. Her past experience includes being a LA Senior School Improvement Officer with responsibility for Literacy and Manager for the National Literacy Project in Manchester. She was a co-author of various Reading Intervention Programmes and has contributed to books and TV programmes for schools.

    Our teachers are very happy and gaining a lot from this course. This will definitely enhance the standard of grammar throughout the school. Our Literacy Coordinator is now working on a whole school grammar approach on the basis of the course materials. As I mentioned to the tutor many other teachers have approached me to join the next course.
    Grammar for Teaching Candidate Summer 2014

    May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent Grammar course. It has given me a renewed focus on the grammar needs of my class and allowed me to develop a greater individual focus for my planning, especially in English. The activities and assessment resource materials you provided have been excellent.
    Grammar for Teaching Candidate Summer 2013

    I have found the Grammar course very beneficial and helpful. The online resources have really given me confidence to teach the different aspects of grammar. I really found the tasks we had to complete helpful and a great resource as I was able to see easily what the children knew and what they didn’t. From that I could then plan grammar lesson that would help cover the gaps.
    The seminars were helpful and informative. If you missed a seminar being able to listen to it at another time was great.
    Grammar for Teaching Candidate Summer 2013

    Course Fee

    • 1 Candidate

    • £ 99.99
    • Delivered over 2 months
    • 2 Online Seminars
    • Personalised Tutor Support, Mentoring and Advice
    • Courses Developed by Experienced Teachers
    • 6 Months - 24/7 Access to Course Materials and Seminars
    • Key Stage 1 & 2
    • Assessment Materials
    • Teaching Materials
    • * Added Bonus * - 2016 Literacy Lesson Plans
      Complete Primary Literacy Lesson Plan Pack - Value £14.99
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    Any Questions?
    Please call 0844 277 9569
    or email us