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Year 2 Grammar Games - Nouns and Adjectives Sentence Builder

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Use Plazoom’s Sentence Builder game to develop pupils’ understanding of nouns and adjectives and how these can be used to create expanded noun phrases in Year 2. Pupils will use the noun and adjective cards to create expanded noun phrases. The grammar game will also give pupils the opportunity to use and understand the Year 2 grammar terminology in English Appendix 2 when discussing their sentences.

This grammar game for KS1 can be played as a whole class as a fun English lesson starter activity or as the main focus of the lesson. It could also be used as a writing intervention in KS2 for pupils who may need to revisit composing simple noun phrases or word families.

What are nouns?

Nouns are words that name people, places, objects, thoughts, ideas and feelings.

What are adjectives?

Adjectives are words that usually come before a noun and modify it, adding description or specifying which person or object it is. In this sentence ‘The bright sun is high in the blue sky.’ the adjectives ‘bright’ and ‘blue’ describe the sun and sky. In the sentence ‘We need plain flour for the recipe.’ the adjective plain is specifying which flour we need.

What is an expanded noun phrase?

An expanded noun phrase is a phrase that includes a noun. It cannot be used as a sentence on its own. Adjectives, modifying nouns and prepositions can be used to create noun phrases.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English appendix 2 when discussing their writing.

  • Teacher notes
  • Noun cards
  • Adjective cards
  • Sentence builder game board
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