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Key Terminology

Key English vocabulary

The terminology below is introduced to pupils during the school year indicated. It is revisited constantly during English lessons as is the key vocabulary from previous years.

Year group

Terminology introduced


capital letter, full stop, sentence.

Year 1

question mark, exclamation mark, statement, question, noun, adjective, past tense, present tense,

Year 2

proper noun, verb, command, exclamation, comma, expanded noun phrase, subordinate conjunction, co-ordinating conjunction, progressive tense, regular and irregular verbs, apostrophe, suffix,

Year 3

determiners, word family, prefix, main and subordinate clause, perfect tense, inverted commas, consonant, vowel, adverb, preposition, word class, direct speech

Year 4

fronted adverbials, clause, phrase, modifying adjectives, prepositional phrase,

Year 5

abstract noun, modal verb, reported speech, colon, relative pronoun, brackets, parenthesis,

Year 6

passive verb, active verb, hyphen, semi-colons, colons or dashes between clauses, ellipsis, subjunctive


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