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5.9 Year 5: T - linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time, place, and number, or tense choices (adverbials)

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Real Grammar
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This Real Grammar KS2 resources pack provides everything that you need to successfully explore adverbials, including adverbial phrases, and how they can be placed in various positions within a sentence with your pupils in Year 5 or to revisit this learning. Teaching slides, worksheets, games and an opportunity to apply the new learning in a writing task are all included to create a complete resource to teach adverbs

Pupils will need to be familiar with adverbs and fronted adverbials before completing the activities in this resource pack.

What are adverbials?

An adverbial is an adverb, phrase or clause that is used to modify a verb. Prepositional phrases and subordinate clauses are also types of adverbials.

They show time, manner, number and frequency or the place an action is occurring.

  • The bus will arrive in ten minutes.

The prepositional phrase is used as an adverbial as it modifies the verb ‘arrive’, stating the time (when) it will arrive.

  • He walked until he reached the bridge.

The subordinating clause is used as an adverbial as it modifies the verb ‘walked’, stating the place (where) he was walking to.

  • Without hesitating, he offered to help.

The adverbial modifies the verb offered, stating the manner (how) he made the offer. This is a fronted adverbial as it comes at the beginning of the sentence. A comma must be used after a fronted adverbial.

What is included in this resource pack?

This pack is divided into five parts:


This section includes PowerPoint teaching slides and teaching notes with an optional script to introduce linking ideas within paragraphs using adverbials. It can also be used to revisit this aspect of grammar with pupils.


An independent activity for pupils to practise using what they have been taught, allowing teachers to assess understanding.


A series of short, 10-minute activities that can be used following the TEACH session to revisit and rehearse what has been taught. These may be short writing tasks, grammar games or editing/proofreading activities.


A short writing task where pupils can use the grammar skills taught in context to produce independent writing.


Five SATs style test questions, including cloze activities and multiple choice quiz questions, based on the grammar that has been taught.

Teachers can choose which section of the resource pack to use according to their pupils’ needs and could use the activities over a series of lessons or weeks

Teacher notes are provided to show how these quality resources could be used with pupils.

How is this resource differentiated?

The PRACTISE and REVISE sections include three activities differentiated for three levels of ability:

  • Worksheet 1 for pupils who may need support. Questions will have a lower cognitive domain (what is being asked of pupils) and/or vocabulary used may be simplified where possible.
  • Worksheet 2 for pupils working at age related expectations.
  • Worksheet 3 for pupils who may need an additional challenge and may be working at a greater depth in this area. Questions will have a higher cognitive domain with more challenging vocabulary.

SUPPORT and CHALLENGE ideas are also included in the teacher notes of each section where relevant, with ideas of how to support pupils working towards the expected standard or at greater depth in this area.

What pupil-facing resources are included?


    PPT slides; model text ‘A Viking plan’; adverbials word mat


    Practise 1, Practise 2 and Practise 3 worksheets


    Game 1, game 2


    Planning sheet, images sheet


    PPT slides; Revise 1, Revise 2 and Revise 3 worksheets

Answer sheets for all worksheets are provided, where appropriate.

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