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Year 6 SATs Practice - SPaG questions - Pronouns

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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 pronouns.

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:

  • G1.5a – pronouns
  • G1.5b – possessive pronouns
  • G1.5c – relative pronouns

This pack includes:

  • SPaG Questions PPT slides: pronouns
  • Let’s Practise! 1 and 2 PDF worksheets, (also shown on PPT slides 5 and 6)

What are pronouns?

Pronouns are words that can be used in a sentence to replace a noun or noun phrase. Examples of pronouns include I, me, my, we, they, yours and ours.

What are the types of pronoun?

There are three different types of pronouns that pupils in Key Stage 2 will become familiar with: personal, possessive and relative.

Personal pronouns

Personal pronouns are used when referring to people or things already known. Personal pronouns are: I, me, you, he, she, it, we, us, they or them. Different pronouns are used when writing in the first, second or third person and can be singular or plural.

  • I have a new toy. It is the same one that you have.

Possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns indicate who owns the thing or things in the sentence. Possessive pronouns are: mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours or theirs.

  • The toy is his.

Take care! The words his, her, your, its, our and their can also be used as possessive determiners, which show who owns something. My is also a possessive determiner.

  • It is his toy.

In the sentence above, ‘his’ is used as a possessive determiner before a noun. Care must be taken to decide if these words are used as pronouns or determiners. To check, pronouns replace a noun, whereas determiners are used with a noun to create a noun phrase.

Relative pronouns

Relative pronouns are used to introduce a clause giving more information about a noun. That, which, who, whom, whose, where and when are all relative pronouns. The girl who sits next to me in class is great at spelling.

  • SPaG Questions PPT slides: pronouns
  • Let’s Practise! 1 and 2 PDF worksheets, (also shown on PPT slides 5 and 6)
  • Teacher notes
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