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Year 2 Compound Nouns Make a Match – KS1 Grammar Games

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This make a match game is a fun way for pupils in Year 2 to develop their understanding of compound nouns.

The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.

This resource pack includes:

  • 40 word cards
  • 20 image cards

What is a compound noun?

A word that can be formed by combining two or more root words, which can often have different meanings. Each part of the word is spelt as it would be if it were on its own.

Examples of compound nouns:

  • suitcase
  • strawberry
  • handbag
  • something
  • fingertip
  • anybody

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should form nouns ... by compounding (for example whiteboard, superman)

  • Teacher notes
  • Word cards
  • Image cards
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