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Year 3 Subordinating Conjunctions Grammar Worksheets Lesson Pack

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

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Subordinating conjunctions PowerPoint
    This PowerPoint presentation includes explanations, examples and activities to introduce subordinating conjunctions to your students
  • Subordinating conjunctions challenge sheet
    Circle the subordinating conjunction, join two clauses with a subordinating conjunction and write a short passage about the image provided, including a subordinating conjunction
  • Conjunction card PDFs
    These come in three sizes – small, A4 and A5 – and include subordinating conjunctions such as ‘after’, ‘in order that’ and ‘although’
  • Writing plan
    This sheet features an image to write a story about, with six boxes of writing prompts to help plan the story
  • Uplevelling sheet
    Make these sentences more interesting by adding a subordinate clauses
  • Teacher’s notes

What is a subordinating conjunction?

A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinating clause, and joins it to the main clause in a sentence.

Subordinating conjunction examples

  • Gina has been thrilled ever since Jenny arrived.
  • The dog is barking because he wants to go for a walk.
  • We need to clean up so that the classroom is tidy for tomorrow morning.
  • I like living here even though the neighbours can sometimes be noisy.

Subordinating conjunctions list

  • After
  • Although
  • As
  • As if
  • As long as
  • Because
  • Before
  • Even though
  • If
  • If only
  • Now
  • Now that
  • Once
  • Provided
  • Rather than
  • Since
  • So that
  • Than
  • That
  • Though
  • Till
  • Unless
  • Until
  • When
  • Where
  • Whether
  • Which
  • While

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Use subordinating conjunctions (eg when) to introduce a subordinate clause

  • PowerPoint
  • Subordinating conjunction worksheets
  • Clause cards
  • Writing plan
  • Uplevelling sentences worksheet
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