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How to join words and clauses using ‘and’ (Year 1)

Unit 1


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Three main uses of the word ‘and’ are explored in this session: to join words together to clarify descriptions and action; to repeat words for emphasis; and to join clauses of information together to create longer sentences. We begin by looking at how ‘and’ can be used to create coherence in children’s writing by combining words and noun phrases, before moving on to the repeated use of ‘and’ for emphasis. When it comes to writing longer sentences, we look at how ‘and’ can create an equal relationship between two clauses, pausing to reflect on the difference between subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

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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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