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Year 6 Passive Voice – KS2 Grammar Worksheets Lesson Pack

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This powerful Key Stage 2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on the passive voice in Y6, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Relative clauses PowerPoint
    With explanations, examples and activities to introduce this topic to your class
  • Passive voice challenge worksheet
    Identify the passive voice sentences; identify the subject in sentences; rewrite active sentences in the passive voice; write an explanation featuring passive tense sentences
  • Clue sheet
    Image prompts to inspire writing
  • Blank clue sheet
    Add your own image prompts
  • Fact sheet
    Loch Ness Monster facts for research
  • Loch Ness images
    Images to support research and writing of an explanation text
  • Writing plan
    Enables children to plan their explanation text before writing
  • Uplevelling worksheet
    Rewrite the sentences to make them more interesting. Make sure to use the passive voice as well as other writing techniques
  • What is the passive voice?
    In a passive sentence, the action is ‘done’ to the subject. The effect can be more formal than an active sentence.

What is passive voice?

The passive voice is when the object and verb (or action) is emphasised in a sentence over the subject. The subject is not performing the verb in the passive voice, but is rather being acted upon by it.

When the subject is emphasised, this is the active voice.

Passive voice examples

  • The book was read by the pupil.
  • The meal was being eaten by the whole family.
  • The wall will be painted by Susan.
  • The essay had not yet been written.

National Curriculum English programmes of study links

Use passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence

  • PowerPoint
  • Teacher notes
  • Passive voice challenge sheet
  • Clue sheet
  • Blank clue sheet
  • Loch Ness Monster fact sheet
  • Loch Ness images
  • Writing planner
  • Uplevelling sheet
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