Use Plazoom’s Sentence Builder Game to develop Y2 pupils’ understanding of how conjunctions can be used to extend sentences.
They will do this by: developing and improving their understanding of how sentences are structured; using conjunctions to extend sentences; and identifying a range of conjunctions, including coordinating and subordinating.
Pupils will use the noun, verb and conjunction 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 is complete in itself. A simple sentence consists of a main clause and is sometimes referred to as single-clause sentences.
What is a conjunction?
A conjunction links words, phrases or clauses together. There are two types of conjunction: coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) and subordinating (when, if, that, because).
Coordinating conjunction examples
- The walls were painted white and blue.
- I enjoy geography but not RE.
- My phone is either in my bag or on the table.
Subordinating conjunction examples
- The dog is barking because he wants to go for a walk.
- I can go to the park when we have finished our homework.
- Sarah ate the biscuits that were in the jar.
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 to use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and coordination (using or, and, or but)
- Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 in discussing their writing.