If you are a parent of a child in primary school, you will probably be becoming aware of the increased focus on grammar and punctuation contained in the new National Curriculum. Your child’s school may have provided information about the new English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests which Year 2 and Year 6 children will be taking next summer. Depending upon when and where you went to school, you may find the information coming from school (and the terminology being used by your child) challenging.

Whether you are bewildered by the terminology used or just want to know a little more to support your child, I hope you will find this blog useful. You can click on the Parent’s Start Page to link to information about different areas of grammar and punctuation. Alternatively, enter a term in the search bar or click on a word in the cloud of labels. If you have further queries, get in touch and I will try to help where I can. You can also follow me on Twitter @grammarpuss13.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Past and present tense: pronoun and verb sorting game

Pronoun and verb sorting game

The table below can be enlarged, printed and cut up for two different activities.
  1. Use the pronoun cards in two groups as headings.  Shuffle the verb cards and put them in a pile.  As each card is turned over, players should decide which heading to place them under.  An extension of this would be to then create an oral sentence using one of the pronouns.  E.g. She helps mum with the baking. Don't let children forget the full stop.  They can say it or use an action to signal they are putting it at the end of their sentence.
  2. Cut the pronoun cards individually and lay them in a semi-circle.  Shuffle the verb cards and put them in a pile.  As each card is turned over, players should choose a pronoun card to match it and create an oral sentence (remembering the full stop).



He
She
It
I
You
We
They
helps
help
runs
run
jumps
jump
reads
read
sings
sing
eats
eat
sleeps
sleep
plays
play
works
work
talks
talk
thinks
think
catches
catch
buzzes
buzz
enjoys
enjoy
flies
fly
replies
reply

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