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Year 6 Synonyms – KS2 ‘Make a Match’ Grammar Game

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This ‘Make a Match’ game is a fun way for pupils in Y6 to find pairs of words that are synonyms.

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.

This resource pack includes:

  • 40 Make a Match synonym cards

What is a synonym?

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.

Synonym examples

  • Nice and kind
  • Big and large
  • Tiny and minute
  • Quick and fast
  • Smelly and stinky
  • Thrilling and exciting

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Students will learn how words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little]

  • Teacher notes
  • synonym cards
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