In KS1 and 2, pupils are taught to recognise and use a range of co-ordinating conjunctions. Co-ordination is introduced in Year 2 with the conjunctions and, but and or, with further examples taught in KS2.
But how can you support pupils to recognise co-ordinating conjunctions and use a range in their independent writing?
Using the acronym FANBOYS, you can introduce a wider range of co-ordinating conjunctions to pupils in Year 3 and Year 4. This display pack has a visual image that can be displayed in the classroom for pupils to refer to when writing independently. A poster, word mats and pupil-facing worksheets are all included for use in the classroom for pupils to help them to identify co-ordinating conjunctions when reading and use them in their own writing.
What is a co-ordinating conjunction?
A co-ordinating conjunction joins clauses, and other phrases or words that are of the same importance in a sentence to create a multi-clause sentence. In Year 2, pupils are introduced to the co-ordinating conjunctions and, but and or. Further co-ordinating conjunctions are introduced in Year 3. These are for, yet, so and nor.
The acronym FANBOYS is often used to remember the co-ordinating conjunctions.
- F - for
- A - and
- N - nor
- B - but
- O - or
- Y - yet
- S – so
What is included in this KS2 co-ordinating conjunction resource?
- FANBOYS display poster
- FANBOYS word mat
- FANBOYS word strips
- FANBOYS blank template
National Curriculum programme of study links
- Pupils should be taught to extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although