English is taught every day to years 3,4,5 and 6. The lessons are structured around the national curriculum and are designed to ensure an easy transition between year groups and provide a strong foundation for further knowledge.
You can view the national curriculum for both key stage 1 and key stage 2 here. (Pages 10-11)
Writing including English Grammar and Punctuation
At William de Yaxley, we aim to help children to become confident writers. We do this by linking their learning to study real books and texts. They experience a wide variety of genres. We use Shared and Guided Writing to model writing for this children.
The National Curriculum includes grammar and punctuation as an important part. Teachers look at the grammar concepts that link to different text types. They then use games and other activities to deliver short grammar sessions as well as model for the children how the grammar should be used in real writing. That way, the grammar is not taught in isolation. Instead, the children are given a purpose for using it.
If you would like to understand some of the concepts your child is learning, the following website has good explanations : http://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-grammar-glossary-for-parents
Helping your children with their writing
To see a helpful guide on how to help your children with their writing, click here.