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KS2 SATs SPaG Revision Blaster - noun phrases

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Our Year 6 SPaG Revision Blaster packs are the perfect way to check children’s knowledge and understanding of the KS2 programme of study for English. The area of grammar, punctuation and spelling covered in this SPaG revision blaster is the use of noun phrases.

The packs are based around the content domains of the Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework. ‘Let’s Recap!’ provides information to revise or reteach an area of grammar, punctuation or spelling covered in Paper 1 of the GPS test followed by ‘Let’s Practise!’ with SATs style questions for the pupils to complete independently or as a class. Three sheets are provided, Revision Blaster 1, 2 and 3. These increase in difficulty, with questions having a greater cognitive load on Revision Blaster 3.

A PowerPoint version of the pack is included, so it can be worked through in groups, or as a whole class.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Let’s Recap PDF and PPT slides
  • Let’s Practise worksheet: noun phrases
  • Let’s Practise answers
  • Let’s Recap PDF sheet

What is a noun phrase?

A noun phrase is a phrase with that includes a noun and usually a determiner (for example a man or those children). They can be expanded using adjectives, modifying nouns and prepositional phrases. A noun phrase cannot be used as a sentence on its own.

What is a determiner?

Determiners are used before a noun to create a noun phrase. They show which noun, how many or how much. Examples of determiners include a, the, some, one, every, his or hers.

What is an adjective?
Adjectives are words that usually come before a noun and modify it, adding description or specifying which person or object it is. In this sentence ‘The bright sun is high in the blue sky’. The adjectives ‘bright’ and ‘blue’ describe the sun and sky. In the sentence ‘We need plain flour for the recipe.’ The adjective plain is specifying which flour we need.

What is a modifying noun?
A modifying noun is used to give information about another noun to modify it. Examples include: the car door, vegetable soup or gift shop.

What is a preposition?
A preposition is a word that is used before a noun, pronoun or noun phrase. Prepositions can link these to a verb, another noun or an adjective. The most common preposition is of. Other prepositions can show position or direction, timing and a link or relationship.

What is a preposition phrase?
A prepositional phrase is a group of words with a preposition at its head that is followed by a noun, pronoun or noun phrase. They can be used to modify a noun or verb. When they modify a verb, they are also known as an adverbial.

Content domains from Key stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework (2016)

G1.1 nouns
G1.3 adjectives
G1.7 prepositions
G1.8 determiners
G3.2 noun phrases

  • Let’s Recap PDF and PPT slides
  • Let’s Practise worksheet: noun phrases
  • Let's Practise answers
  • Let's Recap PDF sheet
  • Teacher notes
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