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Year 2 Statements, Questions, Commands, Exclamations – KS1 Sentence Types Practice Pack

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Explore writing different sentence types with Y2 pupils using our Sentence Creator worksheets.

Revisit how to punctuate questions and statements before exploring the grammatical structure and punctuation needed for statements, questions, exclamations and commands. Pupils go on to write examples of each, using our appealing images as inspiration.

This lesson could be used to teach the different sentence types or to revisit this grammar skill.

This resource pack includes:

  • 5 sentence creator PDF worksheets
    Each includes an appealing image to inspire pupils to write examples of each sentence type.
  • A blank sentence creator worksheet
    Teachers can add their own image for pupils to use.
  • Teaching slides
    These display key information for pupils and provide opportunities to teach and rehearse skills as a class.
  • Display poster
    An A4 PDF of the image used on the slides with heading cards for each sentence type to create a display.
  • Teacher notes
    Providing guidance for the activities.

What are the different sentence types?

A sentence’s main clause shows whether it is being used as a statement, a question, a command or an exclamation.

Statements

Give the reader information.

Examples include:

  • I picked up my toys.
  • Sam writes his answers.
Questions

These are used to find out information.

Examples include:

  • Where do the toys go?
  • How should I show my answer?
Commands

These usually include an imperative verb as the first word of the sentence and give instructions, telling someone to do something.

Examples include:

  • Pick up your toys.
  • Write your answers in the box.
Exclamations

An exclamation can be used to show a sudden or strong emotion. They can begin with the words ‘How’ or ‘What’.

Examples include

  • How tidy your toys are!
  • What a good answer!

National Curriculum English programme of study links

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

  • Teacher notes
  • PowerPoint
  • Sentence creator worksheets, including a blank sheet
  • Poster and assets for display
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