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Year 2-6 Word Scales – KS1/2 Exploring Vocabulary Activities

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Encourage pupils in Years 2-6 to broaden their knowledge and use of vocabulary, by completing the scales with words that link between two extremes. This activity, which involves considering synonyms and antonyms, could be used as a starter to extend pupils’ word choices before writing.

NB the worksheets are best printed at A3 size.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Vocabulary scales
    Seven worksheets with examples of word pairs for pupils to complete with linking vocabulary. These are best printed out at A3 size.
  • Blank vocabulary scales
    A version of the scales where teachers or children can add their own words at the extremes; again, these are best printed at A3 size.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

  • Y2 – To write down key words, including new vocabulary
  • Y3-6 – To evaluate and edit by proposing changes to vocabulary

  • Seven vocabulary scales worksheets with pairs of words suggested
  • Blank vocabulary scales worksheets so teachers or children can add their own word pairs
  • Teacher notes
  • NB the worksheets are best printed at A3 size
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