Primary English: Getting to grips with grammar

Top lesson ideas, activities and teaching resources for helping KS1 and KS2 pupils perfect their grammar skills

Sian Evans

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Conquer gruelling grammar concepts with confidence using these hand-picked resources 

Let's be honest - grammar can be a tricky task to teach in any classroom. Packed full of rules to remember, structures to follow and definitions to learn, it is no surprise that many students can get stumped along the way. So, before your next grammar lesson, why not check out this comprehensive range of resources? 

KS1 resources

Make sure your young learners have a concrete understanding of the basics by taking the time to explain them clearly, supported by visual prompts and memorable examples. From the outset, it's worth creating an atmosphere of positivity when discussing grammar.

 

Terra Grammar (KS1)
Katharine7

Terra Grammar (KS1)

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A friendly Key Stage 1 grammar powerpoint based on the UK 2014 curriculum containing activity/game areas linked to objectives. Aimed at Year 2 with some Year 1 content revision. To be used to introduce and play with grammar objectives contained in Appendix 2 of the National Curriculum English progra...
Past and Present Tense - Small Group Activity
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Past and Present Tense - Small Group Activity

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Contains 6 different sets of sentences which are written in the past and present tense. The regular verbs are black and the irregular verbs blue. I used this is a spot tray with year 2/3 children to consolidate their understanding of tenses and verbs.
Sentence Building (Jumbled) KS1
FullShelf

Sentence Building (Jumbled) KS1

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Making sentences: A full class set of 30 different reusable sentence building activity boards. Originally designed for Year 1 (P2) but could be used elsewhere in EYFS / Reception (P1) and Key Stage 1. Emergent writers love lifting the words off to unscramble them to find the hidden simple sentence. ...

KS2 resources

Challenge your older students to embrace, justify and debate the complexity of the English language, rather than feel defeated by it. While developing essential skills, grammar lessons are also an opportunity to encourage attention to detail.

 

PROVE IT!  25 KS2 grammar reasoning cards
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PROVE IT! 25 KS2 grammar reasoning cards

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PROVE IT! 25 KS2 grammar reasoning cards Use for interventions, morning tasks, starters, debates, extensions, paired work, homework and more! master the new curriculum through reasoning activities. Get the children thinking and explaining deeply! subscribe to all resources here: www.uniqueclas...
Grammar Practice Year 4
gsprimaryeducation

Grammar Practice Year 4

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Test style grammar questions for children to practise . Can be used as starters, plenaries, homework or independent morning/afternoon activities. Pack 1 includes the following: Verbs Fronted Adverbials Inverted Commas Differences between possession and plural Determiners Visit ww...
Essential Grammar (KS1/KS2)
PollyPuddleduck

Essential Grammar (KS1/KS2)

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This 23 page resource includes- -Indefinite Articles (adding a or an) These worksheets are differentiated -Superlatives and Comparatives (three different pages of tasks) -Noun Classification (countable and uncountable nouns) -Question Word Writing Activities (Who? What? Where? When? Why...

Additional materials

As grammar affects all aspects of literacy, having a few resources up your sleeves that can be pulled out in any calm moments can be helpful. Support students with displayable posters around the classroom and challenge them to test their own understanding with these engaging games.

 

100 Grammar Challenge Cards
Teaching Ideas

100 Grammar Challenge Cards

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Help your children to review their grammar skills with our challenge cards! This resource includes 100 cards that cover the following topics: \* Types of nouns, \* Adjectives, verbs, prepositions, pronouns, determiners and conjunctions, \* Singular and plural, \* Comparative and superlati...
Nouns and Verbs
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Nouns and Verbs

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Nouns and Verbs PowerPoint Sorting Game. Do your students need extra practise with the identification of nouns and verbs? This interactive game is perfect to review nouns and verbs! DIRECTIONS: This PowerPoint must be in Slide Show view or the animation won t work. STUDENTS: ...