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Adverbials of Time – Year 5 Make a Match Grammar Game

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This ‘Make a Match’ game is a fun way for pupils in Y5 to sort adverbials, matching those that show time, place, number/frequency or manner. 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.

Once you’ve prepared the resource you can use it time and time again to rehearse this skill.

This resource pack includes:

  • Make a Match cards: 42 adverbial cards
  • 4 Heading cards (adverbial of time, adverbial of place, adverbial of number or frequency, adverbial of manner)
  • Adverbials word mat

How to play

Game 1: Pupils can sort the cards to show which type of adverbial is shown (time, place, number/frequency or manner).

Game 2: Distribute the cards between pupils in the group and play snap. Pupils should shout ‘snap’ if two adverbials of the same type are turned one after the other (e.g. 2 adverbials of time, or 2 adverbials of manner).

Game 3: Choose an adverbial card and orally rehearse placing this in a sentence. Can pupils vary where this is placed within the sentence? Pupils could write examples of their sentences.

What is an adverbial?

Adverbials are used like adverbs. They are words or phrases that add more information to a verb, and explain how, when or where something happened.

Adverbial examples

  • Later, we ate our lunch with our friends.
  • Just then, we heard a noise.
  • I like to walk through the forest occasionally.
  • It’ll be my birthday in September.

Adverbials of time examples

  • finally
  • later
  • all of a sudden
  • meanwhile
  • after that
  • straight away
  • last night
  • eventually
  • soon
  • immediately
  • after some time
  • now

  • National Curriculum English programme of study links

    Pupils should be taught to link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time (for example later), place (for example nearby) and number (for example secondly).

    • Teacher notes
    • Adverbial cards
    • Adverbials word mat
    • Headings cards
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