Learn the Lingo

When your child comes home from school saying all those abbreviations that are in education — this can help.

School life has a language and vocabulary all of its own. If things are getting lost in translation, check our list of words, phrases and abbreviations used in schools.



Do you know the difference between the subject and the subjunctive? Can you identify a relative clause or find a phrase? From active voice to verb tense, TheSchoolRun’s primary-school grammar glossary offers a complete guide to all the grammatical concepts children are taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 English. As well as basic definitions we offer more detailed explanations, teachers’ tips and examples for each grammar term.

Schoolrun SPaG Glossary