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Year 1 Exclamation Marks – KS1 Grammar Activities Pack

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In Y1, pupils need to learn about exclamation marks. Teach how they are used in sentences with this brightly coloured poster, then allow children to apply their skills with the card sort activity and worksheets.

This primary resource incudes:

  • Poster for teaching and display
  • Sentence sort activity
  • Worksheets
  • Teacher’s notes

What is an exclamation?

An exclamation is a forceful statement which expresses high levels of excitement or emotion. Exclamations begin with ‘what’ or ‘how’ and are usually punctuated by an exclamation mark.

‘What’ exclamation sentence examples

  • What a good friend you are!
  • What a mess you’ve made!
  • What big teeth you have, Grandma!
  • What an exciting day it was for Molly.

‘How’ exclamation sentence examples

  • How sweet you look in that costume!
  • How tall the flowers have grown in the garden!
  • How clever she is!
  • How weird this day out has been.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should learn to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command

  • Teacher notes
  • Poster for teaching and display
  • Card sort activity
  • Worksheets
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