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Year 2 Grammar Game - Loop Cards - Progressive Tense

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Looking for a fun and engaging grammar game to teach or revisit the progressive tense with pupils in KS2?

This pack contains a loop card game that is perfect for a whole class or small groups to develop their understanding of the progressive tense. This simple game asks pupils to find the sentence written in either the present or past progressive tense. There are 32 cards, allowing the game to be played by the whole class as a starter activity to revisit previous learning or groups could create the loop as part of a main teaching activity on the past and present progressive tense.

Once the resource is created, it can be used time and time again to revisit this area of learning as part of whole class teaching or an intervention for pupils who may need further support.

What does ‘tense’ mean?

The tense shows when the actions happen in the sentence. The verb shows whether the sentence is written in the present tense (happens now), the past tense (happened in the past) or the future tense (will happen).What is the progressive tense?

The progressive tense is used to show when an action or state is continuing to happen and can be either present or past. The verbs in this verb form end with the suffix -ing.

What is the present progressive tense?

The present progressive tense (sometimes called the present continuous tense) is used to show things happening now that may continue for a longer period of time. It is formed using the verb is/are/am and the verb ending in the suffix -ing (present participle).

She is walking.
The same sentence in the simple present tense would be:
She walks.

What is the past progressive tense?

The past progressive tense (sometimes called the past continuous tense) is used to show that something (an action or event) continued for some time or that something was not finished before something else happened. The past progressive tense is formed using the verbs was / were and the verb ending in the suffix -ing (present participle).

She was walking.
The same sentence in the simple past tense would be:
She walked.

National Curriculum programme of study links

Year 2

  • Pupils should be taught to learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

  • 32 loop cards
  • 32 inksaver loop cards
  • Answer sheet
  • Teacher notes
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