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Grammar Games: Y2 sentence building (adjectives and adverbs)

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Use Plazoom’s Sentence Builder Game to develop year 2 pupils’ formation of sentences. They will do this by: developing and improving their understanding of how sentences are structured; and how adjectives are used to form noun phrases. Pupils will use the noun, verb, adjective and adverb cards to create sentences, rehearsing them orally before writing. The grammar game will also give pupils the opportunity to use and understand the year 2 grammar terminology in English appendix 2 when discussing their sentences.

This sentence game for KS1 can be played as a whole class as a fun English lesson starter activity or as the main focus of the lesson. It could also be used as a writing intervention in KS1 or KS2 for pupils who may need support to form sentences.

What is a sentence?
A sentence is a group of words which are connected to each other and complete in itself. A simple sentence consists of a main clause and are sometimes referred to as single-clause sentences.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Pupils should be taught to encapsulate what they want to say, sentence by sentence.
  • Pupils should be taught how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly.
  • Pupils should learn how to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify (for example the blue butterfly)
  • Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 in discussing their writing.

  • Teacher notes
  • Game board
  • Adjective, adverb, noun and verb cards
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