Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, clauses, articles, determiners, past, present and future tense….all really good aspects of grammar to learn. Commas, dashes, full stops, hyphens, colons, semi colons, speech marks, sorry – inverted commas, there is more but having just spent the last few hours supporting a year 6 student in preparation for SATS – I think it is all a bit much. Modal verbs, noun phrases, determiners vs articles to list but a few. The only SPAG they are interested in is the one that comes with Bolognese! Sorry if this sounds flippant but I would like to see the education minister take this test and see how she deals with the deconstruction of a language that she has learnt from birth. Ahhhhh! I would definitely boycott this aspect of the test. I truely believe that it is important to write well using correct grammar and puctuation but the content of these papars is baffling even to some of the best graduates that i know.