This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using expanded noun phrases in Year 2.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Add adjectives to sentences to create an expanded noun phrase.
Choose 3 people from the pictures provided and describe each in a sentence that includes an expanded noun phrase.
Underline the expanded noun phrases in the example sentences and tick the sentences which include an expanded noun phrase.
Explain in your own words how to make an expanded noun phrase.
Imagine that you are at the fair shown in the example picture and write a passage to describe what it is like, adding extra detail by including expanded noun phrases in some of your sentences.
Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.
What is an expanded noun phrase?
An expanded noun phrase is comprised of a noun and additional words help to further describe that noun. Typically, adjectives are added, separated by commas, to describe the noun and create the expanded noun phrase. Additional information can also be added after the noun using a preposition.
Expanded noun phrase examples
- The big brown bear
- The little, run-down house
- The shoes with yellow laces
- Sarah’s bowl of cereal
- The cheeky monkey climbing the tree
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify [for example, the blue butterfly]