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An introduction to sentences (Year 2)

Unit 3


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What is a sentence? People may define it in different ways, so this unit begins with some clarification, before going on to explore some of the characteristics of sentences. This builds from a basic sentence with a capital letter, full stop and verb to more complex sentences with multiple clauses. We also consider the place of subjects and objects within a sentence. Finally, having gone over the building blocks of sentences, Rachel covers the four sentence types introduced to children in Year 2: statements, questions, commands, exclamations.

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Rachel Clarke

Directory of the Primary English literacy consultancy, Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in primary education, in which time she has been a SENCO, English subject lead and deputy headteacher. She previously worked as an English consultant for Coventry Local Authority and has written for publishers including Collins and Teach Primary magazine.

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Whether you’re looking to teach joining words with ‘and’ in Year 1, or you need your Year 6s to recognise the subjunctive form, this series of grammar videos from Rachel Clarke will arm you with some excellent strategies.

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