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Year 3 Prepositional Phrases Grammar Burst: Worksheets and Lessons Pack

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This powerful KS2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on prepositional phrases, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.

What is included in this KS2 resource pack?

  • Prepositional phrases PowerPoint
    Includes explanations, examples and activities to introduce prepositional phrases to your class
  • Prepositional phrases challenge worksheet
    Underline the prepositional phrases in each sentence, choose whether the prepositional phrases are being used as an adjective or an adverb, add prepositional phrases to sentences, and use the image provided to write a short passage using prepositional phrases
  • Image cards
    Use these images as prompts to create some sentences using prepositional phrases. These come in two sizes: smaller ones for printing, and A4 pages with the image centred and space to write notes around it
  • Uplevelling sheet
    Rewrite these sentences to make them more interesting, using prepositional phrases and other writing techniques
  • Writing plan worksheet
    This PDF includes an image and writing prompts to create a story using prepositional phrases
  • Teacher’s notes

This challenge features activities that include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What is a preposition KS2?

A preposition links a following noun, pronoun or noun phrase to some other word in the sentence. Prepositions often describe locations or directions, but can describe other things, such as relations of time. Words like ‘before’ or ‘since’ can act either as prepositions or as conjunctions.

What is a prepositional phrase?

A prepositional phrase is made up of a preposition, its object, and any other words that might further describe that object.

There are two main kinds of prepositional phrase:

  • Adverbial phrases: This is where the prepositional phrase modifies a verb
  • Adjectival phrases: This is where the prepositional phrase modifies a noun

Prepositional phrase examples

There is a big house with a red door.

We jogged around the park for our morning exercise.

The scissors are kept beside the glue sticks.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

  • PowerPoint
  • prepositional phrases worksheet
  • prepositional phrase cards
  • writing plan
  • uplevelling writing worksheet
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