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 clauses (relative, subordinate and main).
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:
- G3.1a – relative clauses
- G3.4 – subordinating conjunctions and subordinating clauses
This pack includes:
- SPaG Questions PPT slides: Types of Clauses (relative, subordinate and main)
- Let’s Practise! 1 and 2 PDF worksheets, (also shown on PPT slides 5 and 6)
What is a main clause?
A main clause is a clause that can be a sentence on its own.
What is a subordinate clause?
A subordinate clause is often introduced by a subordinating conjunction. It creates a multiclause or complex sentence. It is not as important as the main clause and cannot be a sentence on its own.
What is a relative clause?
Relative clauses are a type of subordinate clause that adds information about a noun. They can be used to specify which noun: for example, the girl who lives next door (we now know ‘which’ girl). They can also add information about the noun: for example, the song which he wrote last year (we now know when the song was written).
Relative clauses begin with a type of pronoun (a word that can be used to replace a noun in a sentence) called a relative pronoun. These are who, which, where, when, whose, whom or that but sometimes the relative pronoun is removed (or omitted).