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KS1 Classroom Display Pack - Conjunctions

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In Year 2, pupils are introduced to co-ordination and subordination, using conjunctions to create multi-clause sentences. This display pack includes a poster for the co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions that should be introduced in Year 2, with examples of how each one can be used and a challenge activity.

The posters could be used as part of a working wall, encouraging pupils to answer the challenge questions and add examples of sentences they have read or written themselves that include each conjunction to create an interactive display.

Which conjunctions are included in this resource?

  • and
  • but
  • or
  • when
  • because
  • if
  • that

What are conjunctions?

A conjunction links words, phrases or clauses and is a type of cohesive device. They can be co-ordinating or subordinating and are used to form multi-clause sentences.

What is a co-ordinating conjunction?

A co-ordinating conjunction joins clauses, and other phrases or words that are of the same importance in a sentence.
In Year 2, the co-ordinating conjunctions and, but and or are introduced.

What is a subordinating conjunction?

A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinate clause to add information to a sentence (the term ‘subordinate clause’ is introduced in Year 3).
In Year 2, the subordinating conjunctions when, because, if and that are introduced.

National Curriculum programme of study links

Year 2

  • Pupils should be taught to learn how to use subordination (using when, if, that, or because) and co-ordination (using or, and, or but)

  • 7 x conjunction posters
  • Teacher notes
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