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Year 1 Sentence Building: Who? What? Where? – KS1 Grammar Games

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Use Plazoom’s Sentence Builder Game to develop Y1 pupils’ formation of simple sentences and develop and improve their understanding of how sentences are structured.

They can use the Who?, What? and Where? cards to form simple sentences, rehearsing them orally before writing.

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 write sentences by composing sentences orally before writing it.
  • Pupils should be taught how words can combine to create sentences.

  • Teacher notes
  • Game board
  • What, where and who cards
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