This powerful Key Stage 2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on word classes in KS2, focusing on nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, to pupils in Years 3 and 4, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.
What is included in this word classes KS2 resource pack?
- word classes challenge worksheet
- word class cards
- writing plan
- writing paper
- uplevelling writing worksheet
What are word classes?
Words have different purposes within a sentence. They belong to different word classes depending on the job that they do within a sentence. A word can belong to more than one word class.
Nouns are words that name people, places, objects, thoughts, ideas and feelings. There are different types of nouns, including proper, common, concrete, abstract and collective.
Adjectives are words that usually come before a noun and modify it, adding description or specifying which person or object it is. In this sentence ‘The bright sun is high in the blue sky’. the adjectives ‘bright’ and ‘blue’ describe the sun and sky. In the sentence ‘We need plain flour for the recipe.’ the adjective ‘plain’ is specifying which flour we need.
Verbs are words that can identify an action in a sentence. Other verbs join the subject to a description of it and are link verbs. Examples of these include the following: was/were, is/are and be.
Adverbs are words that modify verbs but can also modify adjectives, other adverbs or whole sentences. They can give the answers to the following questions within a sentence: How …? When …?, Where…?, How often…? or How much …?
Adverbs can, but do not always, end with the suffix -ly.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- Pupils should be taught to use and understand the grammatical terminology in English Appendix 2 accurately and appropriately when discussing their writing and reading