The Grammar 6 Handbook



The Grammar 6 Handbook follows on from the Grammar 5 Handbook and provides a full program for teaching grammar, spelling and punctuation.

The Grammar Handbooks contain 36 spelling and 36 grammar and punctuation lessons for the full year of teaching. The lessons continue to build upon the knowledge and skills the children have been taught in previous years. Each lesson has a photocopiable worksheet, along with additional resources for extension activities and revision.

Topics covered within the Grammar 6 Handbook include: review of topics taught in earlier years; spelling strategies and patterns for complex words plus:

  • Silent letters: bt, te, th
  • New spelling patterns/rules: ough
  • Schwas -ity & -ety
  • More alternatives: they, great, ballet, fete, straight for /ai/
  • New parts of speech: for example, countable and uncountable nouns, gerunds and modal verbs and imperatives
  • Further punctuation: using semi colons and colons or using a comma after a fronted adverbial
  • Developing a greater understanding of sentence structure and learning to recognise indirect objects, subject complements and passive agents
  • Introducing children to literary devices such as alliteration, learning to meaning of idioms and distinguishing between formal and informal writing


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