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  • Test: 30 minute spelling test 30 minute punctuation and grammar test.

    This booklet will:

    • Show everything a year 2 child needs to know to pass the test

    • List all spelling rules and example spellings

    • Provide definitions for the technical vocabulary

    • Provide example questions • Suggest websites/books if you want to

    find out or do more with your child.

  • What do they need to know?

    What is this?

    Symbol Example Question

    Full stops to end sentences

    Used to demarcate the send of a

    sentence . Make sure this

    sentence is punctuated correctly.

    Tom and Jim like to run

    When to use a question mark at

    the end of a sentence

    Used at the end of a question. These sentences usually start with who,

    what, where, when or why.

    ? Make sure this

    sentence is punctuated correctly.

    Where are your shoes

    When to use an exclamation mark at the end of a

    sentence

    Used at the end of a sentence to

    express a strong feeling of emotion.

    ‘Shout out’ sentence.

    ! Make sure this

    sentence is punctuated correctly.

    My hair has turned pink

    Sequence sentences to form short narratives

    Organise words into an order that

    makes sense

    The words in this sentence are

    jumbled. Can you put them in the

    right order?

    fell bed. out I of

  • What do they need to know?

    What is this?

    Partnership symbol

    Example Question

    Regular plural noun suffixes, including

    the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the

    noun

    -s or –es (e.g. dog and dogs, wish and wishes)

    Add in the correct suffix to make the

    word plural:

    dog__ wish___

    Suffixes that can be added to verbs where no change is

    needed in the spelling of root

    words

    (e.g. helping, helped, helper)

    Underline the suffix in this word:

    helper teaching

    How the prefix un- changes the

    meaning of verbs and adjectives

    (e.g. unkind, untie) Add a prefix to change the meaning

    of this word:

    kind friendly

    What these words mean:

    singular plural

    Singular: only one, e.g. a rabbit

    Plural: more than one, e.g. rabbits

    .

    Can you change the singular to a plural?

    rabbit - _____

    Can you change the plural back to

    singular?

    beans - ______

    What these words mean:

    sentence

    Simple Sentence: contains a subject and verb. Starts

    with a capital letter and ends with a full stop

    Can you write a simple sentence

    about x?

  • What do they need to know?

    What is this?

    Partnership symbol

    Example Question

    The possessive apostrophe (singular)

    To show possession of

    something

    e.g. The girl’s book

    ’ Can you put the apostrophe in the correct

    place?

    This book is Kylies.

    Apostrophes for contracted

    forms

    When two words are made into one word, use

    the apostrophe where one or more letters

    have been removed- e.g. isn’t, is not.

    ’ Use an

    apostrophe to join these words

    and show the missing letter:

    is not = ____ was not = ____

    Homophones and near-

    homophones

    a word pronounced the same as another

    but differing in meaning,

    whether spelled the same way or

    not (e.g. bow and

    bow) (e.g. night and

    knight)

    Can you match the

    homophones?

    to day two

    night too

    knight

    Which is correct?

    I brush my teeth at

    night/knight.

  • What do they need to know?

    What is this? Symbol Example Question

    Commas for lists

    Used between a list of three or more words to replace the word and for all but the last

    instance. ,

    Insert a comma into this list.

    For lunch I ate bread cheese jam and

    scones.

    Sentences with different

    forms:

    Statement Question

    Exclamation Command

    Statement: A sentence that states facts

    Question: A sentence usually beginning with

    ‘who, what where, when, why’ It ends with

    a question mark.

    Exclamation: A sentence which

    expresses a strong feeling of emotion.

    Command: A sentence that gives an order or

    request

    ? !

    Circle the sentence that is a statement:

    Where is your school bag?

    I live in London.

    My goodness!

    Expanded noun phrases

    A noun with extra information (a

    modifier)

    The shiny new car That big spotted dog

    nb: can also be an article or possessive

    pronoun (e.g. the, our)

    n/a, but the modifiers can

    be:

    Complete this noun phrase:

    the ___ , ____ boot

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  • What do they need to know?

    What is this?

    Symbol Example Question

    Present and past tense correctly and

    consistently including the

    progressive form

    Things that are happening now, or

    in the future are in the present tense. Things that have already happened, we discuss in the

    past tense.

    Change this sentence to the

    past tense:

    I am going swimming.

    Change this sentence to the present tense:

    I ate my lunch.

    Use subordination in sentences

    Use coordination in sentences

    Using the following words in sentences:

    (when, if, that, or because)

    or, and, but)

    I can not go swimming _____ I

    do not do my homework first.

    What could fill the gap and make

    sense?

    Progressive form of verbs in present and past tense to mark actions in

    progress

    To show tense (when something

    happened) in verbs, e.g. (she is

    drumming, he was shouting)

    Circle the sentence that shows the present tense:

    I am drumming.

    I was drumming.

    She was drumming.

  • What do they need to

    know?

    What is this?

    Symbol Example Question

    Know meaning of these additional

    terms:

    article noun

    compound adjective adverb verb

    article: An article is a word

    that tells you whether a noun is

    specific or general, for

    example a, an, the.

    noun: a naming word

    compound: a compound word is made up of two

    root words adjective: a

    ‘describing’ word that tells you more about a

    noun adverb: tells you

    more about a verb, most end in

    –ly and come from adjectives verb: describes

    an action or process, feeling or state of mind or a state (dive,

    chew, worry, believe, to be)

    Circle the article in this sentence:

    The big, fat, dog.

    Circle the noun in this sentence:

    The big, fat dog.

    Identify the compound words:

    basketball tree

    hutch jellyfish

    Circle the adjectives in this

    sentence:

    The big, fat dog.

    Circle the adverb in this sentence:

    Quickly, I ran through the grass

    Is this word a noun or a verb?

    jump say dog cat

    think shake

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  • What do they need to know? Information Examples of words

    The sounds /f/, /l/, /s/, /z/ and /k/ spelt ff, ll, ss, zz

    and ck

    The /f/, /l/, /s/, /z/ and /k/ sounds are usually spelt as ff, ll, ss, zz and ck if they come straight after a single vowel letter in short words. Exceptions: if, pal, us, bus, yes.

    off

    puff

    huff

    cuff

    cliff

    sniff

    snuff

    stuff

    well

    bell

    all

    fall

    call

    back

    luck

    kick

    sock

    lock

    shock

    buzz

    fuzz

    fizz

    frizz

    jazz

    miss

    kiss

    hiss

    less

    mess

    dress

    Division of words into syllables

    Each syllable is like a ‘beat’ in the spoken word. Words of more than one syllable often have an unstressed syllable in which the vowel sound is unclear.

    pocket rabbit carrot cobweb magnet basket bitten

    thunder sunset picnic goblin button hotdog cotton