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Year 3 Prepositions – KS2 SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF writing worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using prepositions in KS2.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Find all of the prepositions in the passage and underline them
  • Challenge
    Look at the picture and write a sentence about all the places you could hide a ball. Use a different preposition each time
  • Test
    Underline the prepositions in these sentences. Change the meaning of each sentence by changing the preposition
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain the job a preposition does
  • Apply
    You have just found and used a treasure map. Write a short passage which tells us of your journey from the beach to the buried treasure.

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

What is a preposition?

A preposition links a following noun, pronoun or noun phrase to some other word in the sentence. Prepositions often describe locations or directions, but can describe other things, such as relations of time. Words like ‘before’ or ‘since’ can act either as prepositions or as conjunctions.

Preposition examples

Tom waved goodbye to Christy. She’ll be back from Australia in two weeks.

I haven’t seen my dog since this morning.

Here is a list of prepositions for KS2:

above, across, after, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, by, down, for, from, inside, in, near, of, off, over, through, to, towards, under, up, with

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.

  • 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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