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Assessment focus
I can build solid sentences

We teach a lot of grammar in primary schools, but many children still struggle to see how it all fits together. There are plenty of children in upper KS2 who cannot compose grammatically correct sentences. Whilst it is true to say that reading, story-telling and listening to stories are the best ways to build awareness of sentences, it may also be helpful to give children some basic sentence patterns to use. If children can internalise these basic patterns, they may be able to use them in infinite different ways. Ultimately, we hope that children feel confident enough to move away from the patterns we give them and onto creating patterns of their own.
Who is this for?

On Track (ARE)
The ‘4 brick’ version of this activity is for writers who could be at age related expectation if they could create grammatically correct extended sentences.

There is also very simple ‘3 brick’ version of the activity for learners who are not able to write in simple ‘one clause’ sentences.

Going deeper
Children who are already confident at writing in accurate sentences can try the ‘Follow the dice’ activity (included). These learners will focus on using sentence variety.


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