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Year 6 grammar – 11 of the best worksheets and resources for UKS2 SPaG

Prepare your Y6 pupils for SATs and secondary with a firm grammar grasp of everything they've learned…

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1 | Grammar and punctuation terms explained!

Is the language of SPaG – or GPS, or whatever your school calls it – giving you a headache?

This handy booklet, perfect for parents as well as pupils, goes through all the grammar and punctuation terms taught to children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, with explanations and examples for each… so everyone knows what they’re talking about!

PDFs of the terms for individual year groups are also included, so they can be shared on school web pages etc.

Give it a look here.


2 | Tricky grammar adverbs worksheets for Y6

This KS2 grammar teaching sequence for adverbs has been designed to help children revisit and remember a key grammatical concept from the National Curriculum programme of study.

The session provides a motivating and memorable image to stimulate discussion, before introducing the grammar element. Children have time to practise using this feature, before undertaking a short writing task to apply what they have learnt in the context of creative writing.

The resource includes teacher notes and a pupil worksheet.

Get this resource here.


3 | Year 6 adverbial phrase story starters worksheet

This adverbial phrase worksheet has been designed to help children revisit and recall adverbials in KS2, in particular practising adverbial phrases and time adverbials.

The session provides a motivating and memorable image to stimulate discussion, before introducing adverbials.

Children have time to practise using this feature, before undertaking a short writing task to apply what they have learnt in the context of creative writing. This resource will help pupils.

Find this one here.


4 | Year 6 conjunctions story starters

Similarly, this teaching sequence does the same thing with conjunctions.

Find it here.

5 | Y6 make-a-match grammar games

This ‘Make a Match’ games are a fun way for pupils to learn key grammar skills.

They can be played as a class or in small groups and are perfect for adult-led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.

Click the links to check out each one:


6 | Y6 grammar bingo games

Another fun way to teach grammar is with these grammar bingo games, each of which includes bingo caller cards, bingo cards and teacher’s notes.

Find each one here:


7 | ‘Time to eat children’ and other grammar fails

If you’re looking for some funny examples of grammar fails to teach SPaG rules to your class, look no further.

We’ve got this list of 12 cringeworthy efforts here.


8 | How to use excellent books to teach the KS2 grammar curriculum

In order for children to understand how they can use grammar to shape a reader’s view, it must be studied in context.

Laura Dobson explains how you can do it, here.


9 | Year 6 sentence editing game

Encourage pupils to edit sentences using this simple game. They will have the opportunity to orally rehearse sentences and revise key grammar skills taught in Year 6.

To play, pupils will first choose a sentence. They will then roll two dice and then change the sentence, creating coordinates and following the instructions on the Sentence Challenge Game Board for the numbers rolled.

Click here to check it out.


10 | Teach grammar with Taylor Swift

Pink Floyd were certain they didn’t need “no education”, but your pupils might think otherwise, says Stephen Lockyer…

Check out his ideas here.


11 | Year 6 modal verbs PowerPoint

Want to explain modal verbs to your students? This nicely laid-out PowerPoint will help you do just that.

There are 13 slides of examples, explanations and questions.

Click here to download it.

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