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Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions KS2 – Model Sentences Resource Pack (including FANBOYS)

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This Key Stage 2 grammar resource provides model sentences for over 50 different conjunctions, including FANBOYS (‘For’, ‘And’, ‘Nor’, ‘But’, ‘Or’, ‘Yet’, ‘So’) and examples of subordinating conjunctions used in KS2; perfect for display and table activities in Year 3 and 4, as well as for revision in Year 5 and 6

Two versions of the sentences are available:

  • For the table – these show all of the model sentences on 2 sheets which can be kept on tables and referred to during lessons.
  • For display – the sentences are presented at a larger size so they can be used as part of a wall display.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Pupil reference sheets
    These contain all of the model sentences on sheets which can easily be referred to during lessons. Additional versions are provided which separate the sentences into easily trimmable columns. This enables you to provide a pupil with a smaller group of conjunctions at a time
  • Display sentences
    These sentences are presented at a size suitable for classroom display. Some or all of these can then be arranged around the classroom
  • Teacher’s notes

What is a coordinating conjunction?

A coordinating conjunction is a conjunction that goes between, and links, words, phrases, clauses or sentences of equal importance.

Coordinating conjunction examples

  • The walls were painted white and blue.
  • My phone is either in my bag or on the table.
  • I enjoy geography but not RE.
  • I won’t eat chillies for they are too spicy for me.
  • Stevie won’t drink milk, nor will he eat eggs.
  • We cleared the table so we could play a board game.
  • She doesn’t try very hard, yet she still does well.

Coordinating conjunctions list

There are only seven coordinating conjunctions

  • And
  • But
  • For
  • Nor
  • Or
  • So
  • Yet

What is a subordinating conjunction?

A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinating clause, and joins it to the main clause in a sentence.

Subordinating conjunction examples

  • Gina has been thrilled ever since Jenny arrived.
  • The dog is barking because he wants to go for a walk.
  • We need to clean up so that the classroom is tidy for tomorrow morning.
  • I like living here even though the neighbours can sometimes be noisy.

Subordinating conjunctions list

  • After
  • Although
  • As
  • As if
  • As long as
  • Because
  • Before
  • Even though
  • If
  • If only
  • Now
  • Now that
  • Once
  • Provided
  • Rather than
  • Since
  • So that
  • Than
  • That
  • Though
  • Till
  • Unless
  • Until
  • When
  • Where
  • Whether
  • Which
  • While

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Use coordinating conjunctions (eg ‘and’) to link two words or phrases together as an equal pair
Use subordinating conjunctions (eg when) to introduce a subordinate clause

  • Teacher notes
  • Conjunction sentences for the table
  • Conjunction sentences for display
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