Conjunctions KS1 – 6 of the best worksheets and resources for Year 1 and 2 SPaG
From introducing the idea of linking sentences with words like 'and' in Year 1, to learning about subordinating and coordinating conjunctions in Year 2, these worksheets and activities will help your KS1 pupils along the way…
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1 | Year 1 using ‘and’ to join words and clauses
This pack contains all you need to teach a Y1 lesson on using the coordinating conjunction ‘and’ to join words and clauses, or to revise the topic with pupils.
You’ll get a card sort activity, worksheets and teacher’s notes.
1 | Year 2 subordinating conjunctions challenge worksheet
For KS1 try this SPaG challenge mat to test children’s subordinating conjunctions skills.
It’s split into five sections – Understand, Challenge, Test, Challenge, Apply – and each activity includes SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses.
2 | Year 2 coordinating conjunctions challenge worksheet
And like night follows day, coordinating conjunctions follow subordinating ones.
Here’s a similar worksheet focusing on the other conjunction type.
3 | Year 2 subordinating conjunctions grammar worksheets lesson pack
This powerful KS1 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, and, because) in Year 2, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.
It includes a subordinating conjunctions PowerPoint, sentence and subordinating conjunction PDF cards, a challenge sheet, an uplevelling sheet, a writing plan, writing paper and teacher’s notes.
4 | Year 2 coordinating conjunctions grammar worksheets lesson pack
And I’m sure you know what’s coming next. Of course, we have the same great content, but this time for coordinating conjunctions.
5 | A White Bus mnemonic
OK, a warning, before you hit play, just know that this song is set to the tune of ‘We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)’ by The Vengaboys. And as far as earworms go, this slice of Europop digs deep. It may be in your head for days.
But, there is a reason for its use here. One, it’s memorable, but two, it also helps children to recall some key subordinating conjunctions using the mnemonic ‘A White Bus’ (also commonly extended to ‘On a White Bus’):
- Once, Only if
- Now that
- After, although, as, as long as, as though
- When, whenever, where, whether, which, while
- How, however
- If, in case
- Than, that, therefore, though
- Even if, even though
- Because, before
- Unless, until
- Since, so that
6 | Year 2 conjunctions sentence builder game
Use this Sentence Builder Game to develop Y2 pupils’ understanding of how conjunctions can be used to extend sentences.
They will do this by: developing and improving their understanding of how sentences are structured; using conjunctions to extend sentences; and identifying a range of conjunctions, including coordinating and subordinating.
Pupils will use the noun, verb and conjunction cards to create sentences, rehearsing them orally before writing. The grammar game will also give pupils the opportunity to use and understand the Year 2 grammar terminology in English appendix 2 when discussing their sentences.