This Year 5 Baseline SPAG Assessment resource allows teachers to assess children's prior knowledge at the start of the year. Each question is linked to the Year 4 objectives for Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation and the results can be analysed using the spreadsheet. This assessment will help identify gaps in learning and inform planning.
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This pack includes:
Year 4 National Curriculum Objectives:
Writing – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
Year 3 and 4 English: (4G1.5) Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition
Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.6b) Fronted adverbials [for example, Later that day, I heard the bad news.]
Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.6b) Use commas after fronted adverbials
Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.8) The grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s
Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.7) Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech [for example, a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation within inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”]
Year 3 and 4 English: (4G5.8) Apostrophes to mark plural possession [for example, the girl’s name, the girls’ names]
Use of paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme
Terminology for pupils:
Year 4 English: (4G1.5) pronoun
Year 4 English: (4G1.5a) possessive pronoun
Year 4 English (4G1.6a) adverbial
Year 4 English: (4G1.8) determiner
*This objective is not covered in the baseline assessment
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