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Year 3 Present Perfect Tense SPaG Worksheets

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These bright, appealing grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising use of the present perfect tense in Y3. There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.

  • Understand
    Students rewrite five past tense sentences so that they employ the present perfect form
  • Challenge
    Students compose a trio of sentences, one for each use of the present perfect form.
  • Test
    Students identify sentences written in the present perfect form and complete partial sentences using appropriate verbs
  • Explain
    In their own words, students describe the distinguishing features of sentences written in the present perfect form
  • Apply
    Students write a poem that explains to a friend how to use the present perfect form

What is the present perfect tense?

The present perfect tense is used to describe:

1. Something which has just completed (I have finished my dinner)

2. Something which has happened, but still has an effect on what is happening now (Jim has broken his arm)

3. Something which has happened over a long period, but isn’t finished yet (Tom has raced every Saturday for a year)

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense

  • 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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