This bright, appealing PDF SPaG worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise when ‘a’ or ‘an’ should be used before a noun in KS2.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Complete the sentences using ‘a’ or ‘an’.
Write what you see for each of the pictures.
Circle where ‘a’ or ‘an’ are used incorrectly. Add an adjective to the sentences so that ‘a’ or ‘an’ are used correctly.
Using your own words, explain when you should use ‘a’ in front of a word and when you should use ‘an’.
Write a tale telling me about the amazing things I might find in a museum.
This 15-minute challenge features activities that include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.
‘A’ or ‘an’: when to use ‘a’ or ‘an’
Use ‘a’ if the next word begins with a consonant.
Example: a rock
Use ‘an’ if the next word begins with a vowel.
Example: an open box
‘A’ or ‘an’ before ‘h’?
If the word begins with a vowel sound, such as ‘hourly’ or ‘heir’, use ‘an’. For some words, such as ‘historic’, you can use ‘a’ or ‘an’. Be guided by your own pronunciation.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Use of the forms ‘a’ or ‘an’ according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel.