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Year 2 Commands SPaG Worksheets

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These bright, appealing grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising the use of commands in Year 2. There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.

  • Understand

    Students suggest commands that can follow three different sentences.

  • Challenge

    ‘You have just been given a robot. Write down three commands you might give to it.’

  • Test

    Students identify sentences that can be described as commands, and suggest commands they might hear in a range of different scenarios.

  • Explain

    ‘Using your own words, explain how a command is different from other sentences.’

  • Apply

    ‘Your new robot does not know how to make a sandwich. Give him commands so that he is able to make your favourite sandwich for you.’

  • What is a command?

    Words directed from one individual or group to another, with the aim of getting the latter to perform a particular action.

    • “Tie your shoelaces.”
    • “Be quiet.”
    • “Say ‘thank you.’”
    • “Don’t run off.”

    National Curriculum English programme of study links

    Pupils should be taught to learn how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.

    • 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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