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UKS2 Grammar Game - Loop Cards - Simple Past to Past Perfect

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Looking for a fun and engaging grammar game to teach or revisit changing the simple past tense to the past perfect tense with pupils in KS2?

This pack contains a loop card game that is perfect for a whole class or small groups to develop their understanding of the past perfect tense. This simple game asks pupils to find the sentence written in the simple past tense rewritten in either the past perfect tense. There are 32 cards, allowing the game to be played by the whole class as a starter activity to revisit previous learning or groups could create the loop as part of a main teaching activity on the past and present tense.

Once the resource is created, it can be used time and time again to revisit this area of learning as part of whole class teaching or an intervention for pupils who may need further support.

What does ‘tense’ mean?

The tense shows when the actions happen in the sentence. The verb shows whether the sentence is written in the present tense (happens now), the past tense (happened in the past) or the future tense (will happen).

What is the simple past tense?

The simple past tense is used when writing about things that have happened in the past. Most verbs have the suffix -ed added to them to form the past tense. Some past tense verbs are irregular and don’t follow this rule, for example teach and taught, go and went.
She walked to school.

What is the past perfect tense?

The past perfect tense is used to show something that happened before something else.
It is formed using had and the past tense.
She had walked to school.

National Curriculum programme of study links

Year 5/6

  • Pupils should be taught to develop concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause

  • 32 loop cards
  • 32 inksaver loop cards
  • Answer sheet
  • Teacher notes
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