At the end of Key Stage 2, children in Year 6 complete the English grammar, punctuation and spelling test (GPS). Are your pupils ready?
This Year 6 SPaG Questions pack will support the practise of test style questions that pupils will face in paper 1 of the end of Key Stage 2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test.
These resources can be used alongside our Year 6 Revision Blaster worksheets to support revision in your classroom, in this case, of apostrophes and hyphens.
All our SPAG Questions and Revision Blaster resource packs focus on the content domains from the Key Stage 2 grammar, punctuation and spelling test framework (National Curriculum tests from 2016).
Content domains covered in this resource:
- G5.8 – apostrophes
- G5.13 - hyphens
This pack includes:
- SPaG Questions PPT slides: noun phrases
- Let’s Practise! 1 and 2 PDF worksheets, (also shown on PPT slides 5 and 6)
When are apostrophes used?
Apostrophes are used in two ways.
1. To show where letters are missing in contracted words.
- did not - didn’t
- cannot – can’t
- I will - I’ll
2. To show singular or plural possession.
- It is Mia’s cat. (singular possession)
- That is James’s hat. (singular possession)
- These are the children’s lunchboxes. (plural possession)
- I have parked in the visitors’ carpark. (plural possession)
When are hyphens used?
A hyphen is used to join two words and to make meaning clear and avoid ambiguity.
You could have a
- ... man eating tiger. (A man eating a tiger.)
- man-eating tiger. (A tiger that could eat a man.)