In this entertaining and creative game players meet – or possibly re-meet - Hetti, a smart and friendly alien living on the far off planet of SPaG.
The game is wholly about teaching, rather than testing the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar demands for Y2 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English.
The PowerPoint presentation leads the children, step by step, through the game. It also includes an embedded video introducing the children to Hetti. The Teachers’ Notes give more instructions for playing the game and suggested follow up activities.
The precise elements the game covers are:
expanded noun phrases
the progressive form of verbs
commas to separate items in a list
apostrophes to mark letters missing in spelling.
The game also revisits much of the punctuation demands and the terminology introduced in Y1. It can be played more than once, either by small groups of 5 or more, or by a whole class.
The National Curriculum insists that building grammatical knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. This is exactly how this activity is designed to work.
Money raised from the sale of this resource will be going to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.