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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using antonyms before Year 6.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Rewrite sentences by changing the adjective in each one to an antonym.
  • Challenge
    Use the picture to think of 3 adjectives to describe the fish on the left. Next to each one, write an antonym to describe the shark eg friendly, fierce
  • Test
    Circle the two words which are antonyms in each example sentence, match each word to its antonym and select the correct antonym of ‘valuable’
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain what an antonym is, using 3 examples in your explanation
  • Apply
    Use the image of a very unusual friendship to write a paragraph explaining why the two characters like each other. Make sure you include pairs of antonyms to highlight the differences between them.

This 15-minute challenge features activities that include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What is an antonym?

An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word.

Antonym examples

  • Fast and slow
  • Big and small
  • Light and dark
  • Good and bad
  • Up and down

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Children will learn how words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little].

  • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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