*English - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

At Sandy Hill Academy, we strive to provide our children with the highest quality teaching of English. We aim for each child to become a lover of English and to understand how each skill taught, whether that be in Reading, Phonics, Writing or Grammar, will support development and success across the curriculum. 

The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.


At Sandy Hill, our aims are to ensure that all pupils:


  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language

  • can develop and enhance their writing through accurate use of punctuation

  • have a range of strategies to support their development and competence in spelling
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences 

Please see the document links at the end of this page to learn about the full English Curriculum at Sandy Hill Academy.
Useful websites for Pupils and Parents/Carers

Document Links

Teaching and Learning Principals
Curriculum Overview
Progression Overview
This document below is an example of skills progression in Spelling from Year 1-6 (6 photos).
Below is a link to the National Curriculum Appendix 1 which relates to spelling. The teaching of spelling patterns is taught progressively throughout each Year group and Key Stage. The teaching of specific spellings also services to support vocabulary development.

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