KEY STAGE 2: ENGLISH IS EASY – GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SPELLING
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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.
Nouns and Pronouns
Verbs and Adverbs
Determiners and Prepositions
Capital Letters, Full-Stops, and Ellipses
Commas and Inverted Commas
Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
Colons and Semi-Colons
Brackets, Bullet Points, and Dashes
Singular and Plurals
Synonyms and Antonyms
Prefixes and Suffixes
Homophones and Homonyms
Confusing Words and Difficult Spellings
Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases
Active and Passive Sentences
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SAMPLE KS2 ENGLISH QUESTIONS
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.
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.
Below is a list of homonyms. In the space provided, write down two different meanings of how that word can be used.
Below are three statements about using apostrophes. Circle whether the statement is true or false.
Answers to sample English questions
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.
1. April = Proper noun
2. Mountain = Common noun
3. London = Proper noun
4. Tuesday = Proper noun
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)
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.
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