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Lower KS2 English 2016-17

Tale of Fear

In English this half term (Autumn 1) we are writing ‘Tale of Fear’ stories. Below is a copy of ‘Camping Out’ which we will learning off by heart.

As always we are encouraging the children to read this text type to fuel their writing. 

Grammar Jargon Buster

The new National Curriculum sets out the grammatical concepts to be introduced in each year group. By the end of Lower Key Stage Two children are required to recognise the following terms in their reading and understand when to use them in their writing. Further information can be found in the document below.


letter - capital letter - word - singular - plural - sentence
punctuation - full stop - question mark - exclamation mark


noun - noun phrase - statement - question - exclamation
command - compound - suffix - adjective - adverb - verb
tense (past, present) - apostrophe - comma


preposition - conjunction - word family - prefix - clause
subordinate clause - direct speech - consonant
consonant letter vowel - vowel letter
inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’)


determiner pronoun - possessive pronoun - adverbial

Word List

The English National Curriculum lists 100 words that children must be able to spell by the end of Lower Key Stage Two.

This list includes words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. Most of this list has been included in our programme of weekly spellings.  The ‘tricky words’ which don’t  follow a spelling pattern are included at the bottom of the weekly spelling lists.

See the Y3-4 word list pdf below.