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Year 2 Sentence Types Make a Match – KS1 Grammar Game

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This ‘Make a Match’ game is a fun way for pupils in Year 2 to sort sentences, grouping them to show which are statements, questions, exclamations or commands.

The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.

What does this KS1 resource pack include?

  • Make a Match cards: 24 sentence cards
  • 4 Heading cards (statements, questions, commands, exclamations)

What are the different sentence types?

A sentence’s main clause shows whether it is being used as a statement, a question, a command or an exclamation.


Give the reader information.

Examples include:

  • I picked up my toys.
  • Sam writes his answers.


These are used to find out information.

Examples include:

  • Where do the toys go?
  • How should I show my answer?


These usually include an imperative verb (bossy verb) as the first word of the sentence and give instructions, telling someone to do something.

Examples include:

  • Pick up your toys.
  • Write your answers in the box.

An exclamation can be used to show a sudden or strong emotion. They can begin with the words ‘How’ or ‘What’.

Examples include

  • How tidy your toys are!
  • What a good answer!

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Pupils should learn to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command

  • Teacher notes
  • Sentence cards
  • Heading cards
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