08 Aug 2018

KS2 English: Making SPAG Fun!

  Resources needed: Sentence cards halved into beginnings and endings. A selection of words with their synonyms and antonyms, e.g. big, large, small, tiny A list of Initial clauses for step 4.     Begin with some work on connectives. Give all children half a sentence, either a beginning (We […]

08 Aug 2018

KS2 SPAG: Remembering Vocabulary

Resources needed: Personal dictionaries (one per child) Unusual words written on cards Word meaning chart Unusual word with three possible meanings.   Explain to the class that they will be expanding their vocabulary and have a brief discussion with the class as to why that is so important, e.g. to […]

08 Aug 2018

KS2 SPAG: Tenses

  Resources needed: Sentence cards with missing words Pencils Memory cards game using both the infinitive The past simple and the present perfect, e.g. go/went/had gone, do/did/had done   Remind the children that the ‘simple past’ tense is used to describe things which were started and completed in the past. […]

08 Aug 2018

KS2: Prefixes and Suffixes

Resources needed: List of common prefixes and suffixes One dictionary per child   Give each group of four children a common prefix such as ‘re’, ‘bi’, ‘dis’, ‘mis’, ‘pre’, ‘over’ and ‘un’. Ask them to list as many words containing that prefix as they can in 5 minutes. No dictionaries […]

07 Aug 2018

Making a Jam Sandwich - Imperati...

  Resources needed: Bread Butter Jam Knife Plate Whiteboard Pen Task cards (common everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth or getting dressed)   Explain to the children that they will discover the importance of imperative verbs when giving or writing instructions. Appoint a child to be the scribe. They […]