Grammar is fundamental to writing well and helps us to see the structures and rules that lie beneath quality writing that we read. It is the rules of the English language, how it works and makes sense. Grammar covers a wide range of things from sentence structure to punctuation, word classes to when to use 'there' or 'their'. It helps children express themselves clearly and succinctly as well as interpret texts correctly. A secure grasp of grammar also helps children feel confident with experimenting and developing their own style of writing. Grammar has the potential to be dry but, at Laddingford, in combining it with our English texts and embedding it in our reading and writing, we hope children will have fun with it and learn to 'play with language'.