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Year 2 Present Tense SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using the present tense in Y2. It is divided into 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.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Circle the present tense verb which completes each sentence, and rewrite sentences in the present tense
  • Challenge
    Look around you and write 3 sentences to describe things that are happening now
  • Test
    Circle the words in the sentences that show they are in the present tense, tick the sentence which shows what the cat is doing now, and circle the words in each sentences that need to be changed so that they are in the present tense
  • Explain
    Explain in your own words when you might use the present tense
  • Apply
    Read the short letter from Amy and write a reply to her using the present tense

What is tense?

The tense shows when the action in a piece of writing is taking place.

  • The past tense is about things that have already happened.
  • The present tense is about things that are happening now.
  • The future tense is about things that are yet to happen.

What is present tense?

The simple present tense can also show things that usually happen or are generally true. Examples of the simple present tense include she works, he writes, the sun rises.

The present progressive tense is about things that are still going on now. Examples of the present progressive tense include she is working, he is writing, the sun is rising.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

Use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense

Evaluate and edit by ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing

  • 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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