Antonyms and synonyms are the focus of this Grammar Burst primary resource pack, which provides all you need to teach five 15-minute lessons on this Y6 topic – leading to an extended piece of writing in which children can apply their understanding.
This resource pack includes:
- Synonyms and antonyms Powerpoint
This includes examples, explanations and activities around antonyms, synonyms and the differences between the two, illustrated with plenty of colourful visual prompts.
- Antonyms and synonyms challenge sheet
Match words to their synonyms and antonyms, use an image to write a short passage including synonyms and antonyms, and more
- Word cards
Printable PDF word card sheets in two sizes
- Story card image sheets
Printable PDFs with an image in the middle to act as a stimulus for story writing using antonyms and synonyms
- Writing plan PDF
This 8-step plan for creative writing includes prompts such as ‘Where does your story happen? How did your main character get there?’ and ‘What words or phrases can describe what you can hear?’
- Uplevelling sheet
Students must rewrite nine sentences to make them more interesting, using what they’ve learnt
- Teacher’s notes
What is a synonym?
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.
What is an antonym?
An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word.
- Nice and kind
- Big and large
- Tiny and minute
- Quick and fast
- Smelly and stinky
- Thrilling and exciting
- Fast and slow
- Big and small
- Light and dark
- Good and bad
- Up and down
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Children will learn how words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little].