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Dogsthorpe Academy

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling


At Dogsthorpe Academy grammar is interwoven within our English lessons through the use of the GRAMMARistics. Children are exposed to these throughout their writing units and encouraged to use across the curriculum. Gaps in the children's knowledge are secured through use of PIXL resources, scaffolding and intervention.



At Dogsthorpe Academy, we teach spelling using the ‘Spelling Shed’ scheme, taken from the national curriculum recommendations for each year group.  Children who are accessing a different year group’s objectives for spelling are provided with appropriate spelling lists to learn, also from Spelling Shed. 

In Year 6 we are trialling Jane Considine's Spelling book approach. This approach focuses on exploring a hypothesis about spelling rules, understand the phonics of words and then have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and understanding in practice.