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KS2 Common Idioms – Worksheets and Cards for Sorting and Display

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This primary English resource pack uses a selection of common idioms to help KS2 children add extra colour to their writing, and assist with comprehension.

Phrase and definition cards are supplied in two sizes – for sorting and display; whilst worksheets encourage pupils to use their inference skills to work out what these commonly used phrases mean.

An answer sheet, linking phrases to their definitions, is included.

  • Common idiom cards
    The cards are presented on separate pieces of paper so that they can be shared amongst pupils in a group. Also included are larger versions of the idioms so that they can be used for display. Children could discuss the meaning of these phrases out of context.
  • Common idiom definitions
    These definition cards could be matched up to the common idiom. These definitions are available in a small size for sharing at a table and also for display.
  • Common idiom worksheets
    Children can read the idioms in context and then try to infer their meaning. Two worksheets using different common idioms are included.
  • Teacher’s notes

  • Teacher notes
  • Phrase cards for sorting and display
  • Definition cards for sorting and display
  • Worksheets
  • Answer sheet
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