KEY STAGE 2: ENGLISH IS EASY – GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SPELLING

An English guide like no other! Guaranteed to improve your child’s learning and improve their knowledge in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Aged between 7 and 11, children will be required to sit SATs examinations. This UNIQUE, FUN-FILLED guide compliments classroom learning and assessments. Ensure your child is fully prepared with this guide packed full of examples, practice questions and information on sitting SATs exams.

KEY STAGE 2 ENGLISH IS EASY – GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING

Whilst SATs are a daunting, disliked and let’s be honest, boring concept, they remain an imperative part of children’s education.

Children should be provided with the best tools and practise to enhance their intellectual ability and improve their performance.

The purpose of this section is to guide you through the Key Stage 2 English test (Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling), and allow you to familiarise yourself with all the important information, advice and tips you will need for you and your child to prepare for the SATs and obtain successful results.

THE NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM

From the summer of 2016, the SATs for children will undergo considerable changes as dictated by the new national curriculum.

The purpose of the new and revised SATs is to ensure these tests remain rigorous and therefore, they will prove to be of a much higher standard to previous SATs.

With the new national curriculum comes a new marking scheme. Whilst we cannot provide what this marking scheme consists of, we can assure you that children’s tests will be marked externally. The scores of these tests will be used to monitor the progress of each school’s performance, which is done via Ofsted reports and league tables.

Ultimately, your child’s scores in their SATs will be used in conjunction with classroom assessments, in order to provide a general overview of a child’s attainment and progression during that academic year.

For more information on the new national curriculum, please visit the Government website.

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING

Below is a breakdown of the key elements that your child will need to know in order to do well in their SATs exams.

LEARNING DIFFERENT KINDS OF WORDS

Conjunctions

Nouns and Pronouns

Adjectives

Verbs and Adverbs

Determiners and Prepositions

PERFECT PUNCTUATION

Capital Letters, Full-Stops, and Ellipses

Commas and Inverted Commas

Question Marks and Exclamation Marks

Apostrophes

Colons and Semi-Colons

Brackets, Bullet Points, and Dashes

SUPERB SPELLING

Singular and Plurals

Synonyms and Antonyms

Prefixes and Suffixes

Homophones and Homonyms

Confusing Words and Difficult Spellings

STRUCTURING SENTENCES

Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases

Active and Passive Sentences

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SAMPLE KS2 ENGLISH QUESTIONS

Question 1

Using the conjunctions listed below, match up the sentences on the left with the sentences on the right. The first one has been done for you.

Question 2

Lalita needs your help. She needs you to complete the word search by answering the questions to find the word. Each of the words will be a noun. After you locate the word, you should write it underneath the question, followed by the type of noun.

Question 3

Below is a list of homonyms. In the space provided, write down two different meanings of how that word can be used.

Question 4

Below are three statements about using apostrophes. Circle whether the statement is true or false.

Answers to sample English questions

Question 1

I’m not going to tidy up unless my brother helps.

I can’t go outside until I finish my homework.

It was past my curfew so I had to come indoors.

I played outside despite the weather conditions.

I wanted to go to the park but my brother wanted to go to the beach.

I was sent out the classroom because I was talking.

I love playing football and learning the guitar.

Question 2

1. April = Proper noun

2. Mountain = Common noun

3. London = Proper noun

4. Tuesday = Proper noun

Question 3

Bark – the sound of a dog

The outer layer of a tree trunk

Fair – a fairground

Treating people equally

Of hair or complexion; light or blonde.

Bat – a mammal

A baseball bat

Duck – a water bird

To lower the head or body (to duck or dive)

Lie – a false statement intended to deceive or mistakenly accept as being true

To lie down (in a reclined position)

Question 4

a) If you use the word IT’S, that means it is showing that something belongs to someone or something

FALSE = IT’S is a contraction of the words ‘it is’ or ‘it has’. ITS is the word you would use to show possession.

b) A word for a group of people ending in ‘s’, will need just an apostrophe.

TRUE = a group of people that ends in an ‘s’ such as babies or neighbours, only needs an apostrophe when showing that something belongs to someone or something.

c) The following sentence should not have an apostrophe: “Its cold outside”.

FALSE = the sentence does need an apostrophe. “It’s (it is) cold outside”.

IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’S ENGLISH ABILITY

Key Stage 2 English Is Easy – Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling is the IDEAL guide for any child who wishes to improve their knowledge for their English SATs exams.

With this guide comes great preparation for children aged 7-11, who are undergoing their Key Stage 2 English SATs exam. Packed full of practice questions, this guide will no doubt improve your child’s learning and ultimately increase their SATs scores.

Not only has this guide been created using the new National Curriculum, we have done our utmost to ensure you and your child with a fun-filled guide that is easy to read and fun to do.

KEY STAGE 2 GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SPELLING – GUIDE CONTENTS

Written and created by the UK’s leading recruitment experts; this comprehensive revision guide includes:

  • A breakdown of English Grammar – this revision book focuses specifically on any question relating to grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Detailed example questions – this guide contains detailed example questions which show you all of the key information your child will need to learn for their KS2 English SATs exam.
  • Fun loving characters – our Key Stage 2 guides introduce our superhero characters which are used to make English more interactive and demonstrate when important tips are being given.
  • Answers to every question – we have provided all of the answers, so you and your child can work through the booklet together and see which questions they are getting right and which ones they need to work on.
  • Interaction – this revision guide continuously gets your child’s mind working in different ways to understand the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling. There is lots of space for children to write their answers and fill in their booklet!

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