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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise the past perfect tense in Y5.

Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

Understand
Underline the words in the sentences that show the sentences are in the past perfect tense and rewrite given sentences in the past perfect tense

Challenge
Write three sentences about the image using the past perfect tense

Test
Tick the sentences written in the past perfect tense and change the verbs underlined so that they are in the past perfect tens

Explain
Write when the past perfect tense should be used using examples to help explain

Apply
Write about an adventure the characters shown go on using the past perfect tense to link events.

What is the past perfect tense?
The past perfect tense is used to establish time relations in a text. The past perfect tense can be used to show that something happened before something else in the past or for when something started happening in the past and continued to happen until a later time.

Examples of the past perfect tense

He had played tennis.
Sasha had written a story.
They had lived in France.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Pupils should be taught to use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships in time and cause.

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