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Relative Clauses Story Starters Year 5 Tricky Grammar Worksheets

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This Year 5 teaching sequence has been designed to support pupils to revisit and recall how relative clauses are used. An interesting and engaging image is provided as a visual prompt to stimulate discussion and inspire creative writing.

Pupils will revisit the grammar focus, in this case relative clauses, before completing the short writing task, applying what they have learnt.

What is included in this story starters resource pack?

  • Image prompt
    Use the picture of a dirty kitchen to think about how you’d feel standing in this room. Then, imagine that the rest of the house is just as dirty, and that you have to search every room for a precious family ring
  • Grammar challenge
    Rewrite these sentences adding a relative clause to describe the underlined noun
  • Writing challenge
    Write a recount of your search through the house for the missing ring. Imagine that you are describing this to a friend and include lots of detail, using relative clauses so that they can understand how unpleasant this task was
  • Teacher’s notes

What is a relative clause?

Relative clauses provide extra information about a noun, and are introduced by relative pronouns (eg who, that, where).

Relative clause examples

  • The boy who brought the cakes.
  • The lady who lives in the house with the red door.
  • The road which bends to the left.
  • The dress that I wore to the party last week.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronoun

  • teacher notes
  • pupil worksheet
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