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Year 4 Singular or Plural Possession Bingo – KS2 Grammar Games

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This grammar Bingo game is a fun way to support pupils in Y4 to revisit using an apostrophe to show singular or plural possession. Pupils will identify whether phrases contain an example of singular or plural possession. The activity includes examples of regular plurals and irregular plurals.

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:

  • Bingo caller cards
  • 10 bingo cards
  • Teacher’s notes

What is an apostrophe?

Apostrophes have two different uses:

  • Apostrophes for contraction: Showing the place of missing letters (eg I’m for I am)
  • Apostrophes for possession: Marking possessives (eg Hannah’s mother)

Possessive apostrophe rules

When showing singular possession, ‘s is added to the end of the word.

The apostrophe is placed after the plural form the words; -s is not added if the plural already ends in -s (ie girls’), but is added if the plural does not end in -s (ie is an irregular plural – eg children’s)

Possessive apostrophe examples

Singular possessive apostrophe

  • Megan’s book
  • Ravi’s bag
  • the girl’s hair
  • the child’s toy
  • the man’s smile

Plural possessive apostrophe

  • girls’ school
  • boys’ toilets
  • babies’ clothes
  • children’s games
  • men’s ties
  • mice’s tails

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Pupils should be taught to place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals (for example, girls’, boys’) and in words with irregular plurals (for example, children’s)

  • Teacher notes
  • Bingo cards
  • Caller cards
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