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Y6 Expanded Noun Phrases - KS2 Grammar Worksheets

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Practise and revise using expanded noun phrases to convey information concisely using this bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet.

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
Underline the expanded noun phrase in each section and create expanded noun phrases, revisiting terminology from Appendix 2

Challenge
Rewrite expanded noun phrases to make them more concise.

Test
Circle the nouns that have been expanded and expand nouns to create an expanded noun phrase.

Explain
Write how an expanded noun phrase is created.

Apply
Use the picture to write a description of a music concert, using expanded noun phrases to add description.

What is an expanded noun phrase?
A noun phrase is comprised of a noun and additional words that help to further describe that noun. Typically, adjectives are added, separated by commas, to describe the noun and create the noun phrase.

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 convey complicated information concisely

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