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Basic punctuation (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Basic punctuation games, homework ideas, drama activities and interactive worksheets for KS1 and KS2.

35 resources
Harry Potter sentence structureNew!
Three quick starter activities based on sentence structure focusing  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Contractions bingoNew!
A fun bingo game to help children to revise and consolidate knowledge  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Punctuation match up gameNew!
A matching or snap game to clarify children's understanding of  … read more
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Project X Alien Adventures - question or exclamation?
A quick grammar activity to challenge children to use question  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Goram and Ghyston - asking questions
A question writing task on the book Goram and Ghyston, The Bristol  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Early morning starters
A range of morning starter challenges to get children busy when  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Number | Geometry
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit grammar activity
A year 2 grammar activity on exclamations linked to Beatrix Potter's  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Buggy Night – writing activity
A diary writing activity inspired by the short animation 'Buggy  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Statements, questions, exclamations and commands
A resource to help children identify statements, questions,  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Sentence writing activity - Somerset Coal Canal (Y1/Y2)
In this sentence writing activity, children are challenged to  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Spot the sentence
Children examine groups of words and decide whether they are  … read more
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Punctuation surgery – question marks
An easy guide to when to use a question mark. Includes examples  … read more
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Look who's talking! – turning scripts into narratives
A cut and stick activity which requires children to turn a script  … read more
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Dialogue difficulties! – punctuating direct speech
A short animated clip and accompanying teacher's notes to help  … read more
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Starts with a capital ... – simple sentence building
Where should the capital letters and full stops be in these sentences?  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Capital confusion! - when to use capital letters
A simple PowerPoint presentation which reminds children when  … read more
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Punctuation pitfalls – apostrophes
A set of teaching tips and ideas to help aid the teaching of  … read more
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Punctuation pitfalls – direct speech
A set of teaching tips and ideas to help aid the teaching of  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Punctuation examples
Display these examples on your walls! The resource includes a  … read more
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Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Exclamation marks!
An introduction to exclamation marks. The resource is from A&C  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Chat show
This activity requires children to re-write a script (which has  … read more
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Y3 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Marvellous imaginative writing
A useful checklist for teachers or children to check they have  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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What are they saying?
A fun drama activity which encourages children to think about  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Can I use commas to mark clauses?
Add the commas to mark clauses within sentences.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Using speech marks
Turn the speech bubbles into prose and add speech marks. Hey  … read more
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Y4 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Rules of speech
Children are given recognisable sections of speech from familiar  … read more
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Pirate commas
A pirate-themed worksheet for using commas in lists.  … read more
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Y3 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Pirates
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Explore George's sentences
Play around with the words and the punctuation to create sentences  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Playing with words and punctuation
A fun activity. Play with the words and add the punctuation so  … read more
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Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Contraction snap
Large snap cards ready to cut up and play with - or you can use  … read more
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Y3 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Exploring speech punctuation - Don't be silly
A free sample Syntex activity. Put these words in order and  … read more
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Y3 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Exploring speech punctuation - Lucy and the Faun
A Syntex activity. Put this sentence in order, including the  … read more
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Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Of or off?
Fill in the missing word with of or off!  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Our or are? Which do you use?
Fill in the missing word with our or are.  … read more
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Using commas
A lovely interactive resource for exploring when and where commas  … read more
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Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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