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Grammar and punctuation videos

All the videos below explain individual concepts that you have learnt in school that can help with the structure of your writing. Maybe you could write a story to practice including all of these different elements. 

Capital letters

Learn when we use capital letters and what we use them for. You can practice forming them. It is really important you can edit your writing, so watch as I do this.

Intro: Grammar terminology

This video is mainly for the parents to help explain key terms. It goes through what conjunctions are and what they do, as well as giving you definitions and examples for clauses, phrases and simple /compound sentences.


In this grammar video, we look at adjectives - what are they and what do they do? We also look at using adjectives to describe a noun, and making expanded noun phrases. There is also a brief mention of a comma (but more videos will be added later to discuss how to use these properly).


Miss Philpot takes you though what a noun is, what does it do and when do we use them?


Find out what a verb is. You will learn that verbs can be written in different tenses and you will spot some spelling patterns to help you identify these in writing.


Learn what an adverb is and most importantly why we use them. You can see examples of when to use them too.

Coordinating conjunctions

Discover that coordinating conjunctions join two ideas (or simple sentences/clauses) together. They make these ideas more interesting.

Subordinating conjunctions

In this video we discuss four of the most common subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because) We discuss when to use them and show some examples. It is another great way of joining ideas and giving more detail. Remember one clause will make sense on it's own but the other part needs the first part to make sure it makes sense.


This video introduces contractions for year 2.

Past & Present Tense

All about past and present tense and when to use it.