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River Primary School

River Primary School

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

This term in our SPAG lessons, we will be learning how to:


  • use the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses  

  • use the colon to introduce a list and use of semi-colons within lists  

  • use bullet points to list information  

  • use hyphens to avoid ambiguity 

  • use the passive voice to affect the presentation of information in a sentence  

  • use structures typical of informal speech and structures appropriate for formal speech and writing including the use of subjunctive form 

Colons and semicolons | English - Grammar

SPaG - How to use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.


What are active and passive sentences? | Oxford Owl

GrammarsaurusDoesSATs - Subjunctive Form

Here's an explanation of the subjunctive form.

Year 5 and 6 spelling list - How many of these words can you spell?

The Grammar Gorillas Need You!