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This bright, appealing grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using synonyms in Year 6.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Match words with their synonyms, and find two synonyms for the words given
  • Challenge
    Rewrite the example sentences, replacing each of the words in bold with a synonym
  • Test
    Circle the correct synonym for the words given. Then circle two words which are synonyms in each of the sentences below
  • Explain
    In your own words, describe what a synonym is using at least two examples
  • Apply
    Write a short email to parents about an upcoming school trip, telling them what is needed, including as many synonyms of the words given as you can

Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

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].

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