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 tenses, including the simple, progressive (continuous), perfect and perfect progressive.
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: tenses
- Let’s Practise! answers
- Let’s Recap! PDF sheet
What are tenses?
The tense shows when the actions happen in a 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 at some point). The different tenses are explained below.
The simple present tense states things that are true now or things that happen often or regularly in the current period. The simple present tense is formed by adding -s to the verb or using the root form of the verb (infinitive). He jumps.
The present progressive tense (sometimes called the continuous tense) is used to show something happening in that precise moment or when it is happening now but continued for a longer period of time. It is formed using the verbs is/are/am and the verb ending in the suffix -ing (present participle). He is jumping.
The present perfect tense is used when something has happened and is still relevant now or when something began happening in the past and continues to happen now. It is formed using has / have and the past tense form of the verb (past participle). He has jumped.
The present perfect progressive tense is used for something that started happening in the past and is still happening now. It is formed using have / has + been and the verb ending in the suffix -ing. He has been jumping.
The simple past tense is used to show when something happened in the past at an earlier time. The simple past tense is created by adding the suffix -ed to most verbs (the infinite), although there are some verbs that are irregular (e.g. teach / taught or fly/flew). He jumped.
The past progressive tense (sometimes called the continuous tense) is used to show something was not finished before something else happened or for something that continued for some time. It is formed using the verbs was / were and the verb ending in the suffix -ing (present participle). He was jumping.
The past perfect tense is used to show something that happened before something else or for something that started happening in the past and was still happening at a later time. It is formed using had and the past tense form of the verb (past participle). He had jumped.
The past perfect progressive tense is used when something started happening in the past and was still happening at a later time. It is formed using had + been and the verb ending in the suffix -ing. He had been jumping.
The future tense is used to show something that will happen in the future. The modal verbs will or shall can be used to show this. Other phrases can also be used to show something will happen, including the following: ‘am going to’, ‘want to’, ‘is about to’ or ‘would like to’. Other modal verbs, for example might or may, can be used to show when things may happen in the future but it is less certain. He will jump. He might jump. He is about to jump.
Content domains from Key stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework (2016)
G4.1a simple past and simple present
G4.1b verbs in the perfect form
G4.1d present and past progressive
G4.2 tense consistency