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Newbold and Tredington C of E Primary School & Day Nursery

Newbold and Tredington

C of E Primary School and Day Nursery

Creating a chance to SHINE everyday

Grammar Colour Coding



Joining sentences





Beginning to use CL . ? !


CL for names


I for person pronouns

Join words and clauses using and

Plural nouns using -s and -es


Pronoun I


Prefix -un


Suffixes added to verbs where no change is needed e.g. helping, helped, helper


, to separate items in a list


‘ for some contractions


‘ for singular possession of nouns


e.g. when, if that, because


Co-ordination e.g. or, and, but)

Nouns using suffixes -ness -er, est, —less, -full


Compound nouns e.g. whiteboard


Expanded noun phrases e.g. the  stripy ball


Use -ly to turn adjectives into adverbs

Correct present/past tense verbs throughout a text


Progressive verbs e.g. She was swimming.


“ “ for direct speech

Time, place and cause conjunctions e.g. so, because

Nouns using prefixes e.g. super-, anti-, auto-


Determiners a/an

Time adverbials e.g. then, next


Prepositions e.g. after, before, when, while

Present perfect e.g. He has gone outside.



Correct punctuation for direct speech


, after fronted adverbials

Range of conjunctions e.g. if, because, although, however

Expanded noun phrases

Fronted adverbials

Standard English e.g. I did not I done


Accurate tense choices


Possessive ’ for plural nouns


Relative clauses with who, which, where, when, whose, that

Adverbs to show degrees of possibility e.g. surely, perhaps


Time adverbials e.g. later


Place adverbials e.g. nearby


Prepositional phrases

Degrees of possibility using modal verbs e.g. might, must, will, would




, and - to avoid ambiguity


( ) - - ,  , for parenthesis (don’t need all 3)


, to clarify meaning


: to introduce a list


; to separate items in a list


Consistent punctuation of bullet points




Passive verbs


Subjunctive mood