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Year 1 Writing Simple Sentences – KS1 SPaG Activities Pack

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This pack contains all you need to teach a Y1 lesson on writing simple sentences, or to revise the topic with pupils.

It includes:

  • colourful posters for teaching
  • a word sort activity
  • worksheets for children to practise and apply their new grammar knowledge

What is a simple sentence?

A simple sentence is usually short, and requires as a minimum a subject and a main verb. Generally they are expressing one basic idea, and are therefore very easy to understand.

Simple sentence examples

  • Dad ate his dinner.
  • Mr Ship ran to the shop.
  • The tree has long branches.
  • The girl played with the ball.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far.

Write simple dictated sentences that include words taught so far gives pupils opportunities to apply and practise their spelling.

Write sentences by:

  • saying out loud what they are going to write about
  • composing a sentence orally before writing it
  • sequencing sentences to form short narratives
  • re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

  • teacher notes
  • posters
  • card sort activity
  • worksheets
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