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Year 2 Subordinating Conjunctions Grammar Worksheets Lesson Pack

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This powerful KS1 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, and because) in Year 2, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.

This primary resource pack includes:

Subordinating Conjunctions PowerPoint
With explanations, examples and activities to introduce this topic to your class

Sentence and subordinating conjunction PDF cards

Challenge sheet
Circle the subordinating conjunctions, add subordinating conjunctions to sentences, rewrite sentences to include a range of subordinating conjunctions, and use the image provided to write sentences that contain subordinating conjunctions

Uplevelling sheet
Rewrite the sentences to make them more interesting. Make sure to use subordinating conjunctions as well as other writing techniques

Writing plan
Includes an image and writing prompts to plan a short story

Writing paper
For pupils to write their final draft

Teacher’s notes
Providing guidance for the activities

What is a subordinating conjunction?

A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinating clause, and joins it to the main clause in a sentence.

Subordinating conjunction examples

The dog is barking because he wants to go for a walk.
Mr Grinch ate all the sweets that children had bought.
The dog barked loudly when the postman arrived.
He could play outside if he completed his homework.

Subordinating conjunctions taught in KS1

when if
that because

National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should learn how to use subordination (using when, if, that, or because)

  • PowerPoint
  • Teacher notes
  • Sentence cards
  • Subordinating conjunction cards
  • Challenge worksheets
  • Uplevelling sheets
  • Writing plan
  • Writing paper
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