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

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Encourage children to explore more powerful vocabulary when writing with this fun synonyms activity, suitable for Years 2-6. Ideal as a lesson starter, as part of any writing task or for home learning, word webs are also a brilliant way of keeping classroom displays purposeful and interactive. Word webs containing key vocabulary could be placed on a working wall for pupils to add to over time.

The primary resource pack includes:

  • Word webs – blank version
    These can be used for pupils to list synonyms for any word, or set of words, chosen by themselves or suggested by the teacher.
  • Word webs – vocabulary sets
    These webs have the first ‘layer’ filled in, according to one of seven themes. Children need to find synonyms according to the theme.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Y2 – To consider what they are going to write before beginning by writing down ideas, including vocabulary
Y3/4 – To draft and write by…progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary
Y5/6 – To draft and write by selecting appropriate vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning

  • 7 themed word webs with suggested starter vocabulary
  • A blank word web template
  • teaching notes
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