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KS2 Grammar Game - Loop Cards - Simple Past and Present Tense

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Looking for a fun and engaging grammar game to teach or revisit the simple past and present tense with pupils in KS2?

This pack contains a loop card game that is perfect for a whole class or small groups to develop their understanding of the simple present and past tense verb forms. This simple game asks pupils to find the given sentence rewritten in either the simple present or past tense. There are 32 cards, allowing the game to be played by the whole class as a starter activity to revisit previous learning; or groups could create the loop as part of a main teaching activity on the past and present tense.

Once the resource is created, it can be used time and time again to revisit this area of learning as part of whole class teaching or an intervention for pupils who may need further support.

What does ‘tense’ mean?

The tense shows when the actions happen in the sentence. The verb shows whether the sentence is written in the present tense (happens now), the past tense (happened in the past) or the future tense (will happen).

What is the simple present tense?

The simple present tense states things that are true or happening now. The simple present tense is formed by adding -s to the verb or using the root form of the verb. The verb ending in the suffix -ing can also indicate that the present tense is used (present progressive).

What is the simple past tense?

The simple past tense is used when writing about things that have happened in the past. Most verbs have the suffix -ed added to them to form the past tense. Some past tense verbs are irregular and don’t follow this rule, for example teach and taught, go and went.

National Curriculum programme of study links

Year 2

  • Pupils should be taught to learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently ...

  • 32 loop cards
  • 32 inksaver loop cards
  • Answers
  • Teacher notes
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