Possessive Apostrophe Worksheets Year 2 – KS1 Spelling Workout Pack

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These worksheets, covering apostrophes for possession are an excellent way for children in Year 2 to revise and practise this spelling pattern.

The worksheets include five different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Tips
    Circle the words with a possessive apostrophe in these sentences
  • Check
    Tick which sentence uses the possessive apostrophe correctly, then place the words listed into the correct sentences
  • Use
    Write a sentence about the images provided, using the words ‘Pippa’s’ and ‘children’s’
  • Change
    Change these phrases so that they use a possessive apostrophe
  • Apply
    Write a description of the picture provided, saying whose party it is using a possessive apostrophe

What is an apostrophe?

Apostrophes have two completely different uses:

  • Apostrophes for contraction: Showing the place of missing letters (eg I’m for I am)
  • Apostrophes for possession: Marking possessives (eg Hannah’s mother)

Possessive apostrophe rules

The apostrophe is placed after the plural form of the word; -s is not added if the plural already ends in -s, but is added if the plural does not end in -s (ie is an irregular plural – eg children’s)

Possessive apostrophe examples

Singular possessive apostrophe

  • Megan’s book
  • Ravi’s bag
  • the girl’s hair
  • the child’s toy
  • the man’s smile

Plural possessive apostrophe

  • girls’ school
  • boys’ toilets
  • babies’ clothes
  • children’s games
  • men’s ties
  • mice’s tails

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Learning the possessive apostrophe (singular) [for example, the girl’s book]

Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls’, boys’] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children’s]

Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns

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