Useful Information and websites:
English Glossary of Terms
National Literacy Strategy Spelling Bank - useful information about spelling rules
DfE Appendix for Spelling 2013
Big Writing VCOP Pyramid
Big Writing Vocabulary, Connectives, Sentence Openers and Punctuation Steps, which show progression from early writers in YR/Y1 to the more able writers in Y6/Y7, showing the journey a writer takes in their primary school years: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6 (NB these refer to previous National Curriculum levels, which are no longer in use).