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Year 6 Determiners – KS2 ‘Venomous Snake’ SPaG Worksheet

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This download contains a three-page worksheet that includes two distinct activities and a separate ‘Teacher notes’ document.

The session begins with a memorable image prompt showing a snake to stimulate discussion, before introducing determiners.

Students have a chance to familiarise themselves with what determiners are and practise using them, before then applying what they have learnt in the context of a short creative writing activity.

What is a determiner?

A determiner is word that’s used to identify which particular thing we are talking about. It specifies a noun as known or unknown and goes before any modifiers (eg adjectives or other nouns). The articles ‘the’ (definite) and ‘a’ or ‘an’ (indefinite) are the most common type of determiner.

Determiner examples

  • Julia’s dad bought her a football. The football was expensive! [‘the’ is a determiner and refers us back to a particular football]
  • the home team [article, specifies the team as known]
  • a good team [article, specifies the team as unknown]
  • that pupil [demonstrative, known]
  • Julia’s parents [possessive, known]
  • some big boys [quantifier, unknown]

List of determiners KS2

  • articles (the, a or an)
  • demonstratives (eg this, those)
  • possessives (eg my, your)
  • quantifiers (eg some, every)

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such changes choices can change and enhance meaning.

  • teacher notes
  • activity sheets
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