This word class activity revisits nouns and verbs, learning that some words can be both.
Pupils will sort the word cards to show whether the words are nouns, verbs or could be used as both, using the Venn diagram to sort them. This game could also be used to extend pupils working at greater depth in Year 2 or Year 3, introducing that the same word can belong to more than one word class.
The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.
What is included in this word classes KS2 resource pack?
- 24 word cards
- Venn diagram worksheet
What are word classes?
Words have different purposes within a sentence. They belong to different word classes depending on the job that they do within a sentence. A word can belong to more than one word class.
Nouns are words that name people, places, objects, thoughts, ideas and feelings. There are different types of nouns, including proper, common, concrete, abstract and collective.
Verbs are words that can identify an action in a sentence. Other verbs join the subject to a description of it and are link verbs. Examples of these include the following: was/were, is/are and be.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discuss their writing and reading