Grammar: learning objectives (primary)

See examples of learning objectives for grammar at Key Stage (KS)1 and KS2 from the National Curriculum, schools and a practitioner.

Last reviewed on 30 September 2021
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  1. See examples of National Curriculum grammar objectives 
  2. Refer to these frameworks when developing grammar objectives
  3. See example objectives from schools 
  4. See examples from a practitioner

See examples of National Curriculum grammar objectives 

See appendix 2 of the Key Stage (KS)1 and KS2 English programmes of study for the grammar content you’re required to teach pupils in each year. Note that this only shows when content should be introduced, not necessarily when it should be completely understood. 

Here are some examples of the grammar topics covered by these objectives:

Year 1

Year 3 Forming nouns using prefixes Expressing time and place using conjunctions Inverted commas to