Focus on GPS in primary schools

Author: Jo Barwell
Published: 01/12/2022

New GPS resources for each year group

Let's start at the beginning. Once they have begun to grasp full stops, children in year 1 should be introduced to question and exclamation marks. How to use question marks and How to use exclamation marks comprise bright PowerPoints for whole-class teaching alongside follow-up worksheets for independent work.

It's a grammar fest for year 2, who are required to understand how to use expanded noun phrases, adjectives and verbs. Using nouns and expanded noun phrasesAdding adjectives, and Using verbs at year 2 all feature lesson plans, PowerPoints and worksheets to help you deliver complete lessons on all these grammar topics. New for year 3 is What are adverbs?, another complete lesson with a plan, a PowerPoint and a worksheet, while year 4 gets the enviable task of Choosing between nouns and pronouns and Using fronted adverbials

In years 5 and 6, your older learners get to explore how punctuation can alter the meaning of a sentence with Commas to avoid ambiguity and Hyphens to avoid ambiguity.  They may also find this What's the word class? desk mat useful as the dreaded SATs loom nearer. 

And finally, an oldie (I confess), but a goodie. Our Punctuation at KS2 teaching pack features lesson plans, animations and worksheets to cover punctuating direct and indirect speech, parentheses, colons and semi-colons and more. 


This article was first published as Editor's pick in January 2023.

Jo Barwell

Senior Content Lead