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KS2 SATs SPaG Revision Blaster - types of clauses (relative, subordinate)

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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 main, subordinate and relative clauses.

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: clauses
  • Let’s Practise answers
  • Let’s Recap PDF sheet



What is a main clause?



A main clause is a clause that can be a sentence on its own.

What is a subordinate clause?

A subordinate clause is often introduced by a subordinating conjunction. It is not as important as the main clause and cannot be a sentence on its own.

What is a relative clause?

Relative clauses are a type of subordinate clause that adds information about a noun. They can be used to specify which noun: for example, the girl who lives next door (we now know ‘which’ girl). They can also add information about the noun: for example, the song which he wrote last year (we now know when the song was written).

Relative clauses begin with a type of pronoun (a word that can be used to replace a noun in a sentence) called a relative pronoun. These are who, which, where, when, whose, whom or that but sometimes the relative pronoun is removed (or omitted).

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

G3.1a relative clauses
G3.4 subordinating conjunctions and subordinating clauses

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