No Nonesense Spelling and Grammar

No Nonsense Spelling: 

The No Nonsense Spelling Programme offers an accessible, clear progression in the teaching of spelling. The focus of the programme is on the comprehensive teaching of spelling, which embraces knowledge of spelling conventions – patterns and rules; but integral to the teaching is the opportunity to promote the learning of spellings, including statutory words, common exceptions and personal spellings.





No Nonsense Spelling- Year 4 Programme

No Nonsense Grammar: 

No Nonsense Grammar is a complete grammar programme designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum. The programme offers flexible and comprehensive guidance to implement an effective grammar teaching programme from Year 1 to Year 6. Whilst the No Nonsense Grammar programme provides activities and resources to support teachers, grammar is always taught in context.


Year 4 grammar and punctuation expectations: 


Grammar and punctuation

Sentence structure

I can use noun phrases which are expanded by adding modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases.

I can use fronted adverbials.

Text structure

I can write in paragraphs.

I make an appropriate choice of pronoun and noun within and across sentences.


I can use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.

I can use apostrophes to mark plural possession.

I can use commas after fronted adverbials.