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Complex sentences (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Resources to help children get to grips with complex sentences, including games, connectives jigsaws and subordinate clauses worksheets.

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Boy – Penguin schools resourceNew!
A set of six engaging lesson plans and resources based on Roald  … read more
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GPS activities based on George's Marvellous MedicineNew!
A set of quick GPS ideas based on George's Marvellous Medicine  … read more
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Embedded clauses – Japan
Children learn how to embed extra information into simple sentences  … read more
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Goram and Ghyston – using embedded clauses
Children can use this resource to help them to use relative clauses  … read more
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Year 6 GPS revision booklet
A booklet to help Y6 children revise the terminology for grammar,  … read more
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How to vary sentence style
A step-by-step lesson on how to vary sentence style to write  … read more
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Macbeth – Fun with fronted adverbials
A dice game to help children construct sentences using fronted  … read more
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Macbeth – Dazzling description
A guide to how to use relative clauses to make sentences. This  … read more
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Macbeth – Pin the comma on the sentence
Can you spot a fronted abverbial. Challenge children to read  … read more
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Improving sentences with expanded noun phrases and prepositions
Use this clear and engaging PowerPoint to help children turn  … read more
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Active or passive voice
A set of pupil activities for a lesson on the active and passive  … read more
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Noun phrases – Beatrix Potter characters
An introduction to noun phrases through the work of Beatrix Potter.  … read more
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Parts of speech sorting game
A grammar sorting challenge for children to complete in pairs.  … read more
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Pick a preposition
A set of pupil activities for a lesson on prepositions. Children  … read more
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Contracting modal verbs
A set of activities to teach how to write the contractions for  … read more
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Punctuation surgery – commas to mark clauses
A guide to how we use commas to separate out clauses. Includes  … read more
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GPS glossary
Pupil-friendly handout ideal for laminating. Includes essential  … read more
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Using prepositions
Children identify where prepositions have been used and explore  … read more
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Building compound sentences with the BFG
Children join simple sentences with conjunctions to create compound  … read more
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Don't be puzzled by parentheses!
An interactive matching activity and written task to help children  … read more
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Clever clauses
A pencil and paper task which asks children to move subordinate  … read more
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Expanding sentences – conjunctions, prepositions and clauses
A set of teaching tips and ideas to help aid the teaching of  … read more
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Supersize your sentences! – a word class game
A game for 2-4 players. Earn points by selecting cards from different  … read more
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Expanding sentences – noun phrases, adverbs and adjectives
A set of teaching tips and ideas to help aid the teaching of  … read more
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Cracking complex sentences
Children should identify main and subordinate clauses and create  … read more
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Subordinating connectives discussion game
A group activity in which children pick a card from a set of  … read more
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Non-standard to standard English sentence flip
An activity which highlights the difference between standard  … read more
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Starting with a verb – estate agent details
A set of sentence prompts using a verb as the initial word.  … read more
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Select the connective
Click to select the most suitable connective to complete the  … read more
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Verb tense matching
Identify the tense in which the sentence is written. Perfect  … read more
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Sentence construction dice
A versatile differentiated set of dice designed to prompt children  … read more
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - choptalk
Take this chopped up extract from the text and put it back together  … read more
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Connective cut-outs
This simple game encourages the use of more complex sentences.  … read more
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Making interesting sentences
A practical activity helping children build upon simple sentences  … read more
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Jack's magical dream
Create super sentences using this very useful writing frame based  … read more
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Describing trees
A lovely descriptive cloze procedure producing complex sentences.  … read more
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Grandma yelling
Choptalk activity from 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. Can you  … read more
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Double negatives!
Interactive file explaining use of standard English with activities  … read more
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Be a newspaper editor
Your junior reporters have handed in two badly written stories  … read more
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Excuses excuses!
Using conditional tenses - how many excuses can you think of  … read more
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E-mail
Read the e-mail message and correct all the mistakes. The resource  … read more
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Commas and meaning
Use the commas to change the meaning of the sentence. This fun  … read more
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Clause links
Make sentences using a clause and a connective from the word  … read more
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How to use pronouns
An Easiteach resource explaining the use of pronouns with activities  … read more
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Types of sentences
A powerpoint presentation and worksheet showing children a range  … read more
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Getting connected
Categorised examples of connectives with activities  … read more
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Conjunctions – cloze
A worksheet for children to complete filling in the correct  … read more
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Using connectives
Complete the sentences using because, when, if and so.  … read more
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Building complex sentences
Children are given sentences that they must expand by inserting  … read more
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Using connectives
Using joining words with a Laura's Star theme.  … read more
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Drag the homophones
An interactive worksheet. Children need to drag the homophones  … read more
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Dice sentence maker!
Grammar dice with parts of speech. Pupils play a game with the  … read more
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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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The Vikings
Use the word banks to support writing about the Vikings. How  … read more
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Tudor exploration
Use the word banks to support writing about the exploration of  … read more
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The Great Fire of London
A Clicker Paint resource! Make a picture plan and write about  … read more
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Remembrance Day
Pupils write their own on-screen book about Remembrance Day.  … read more
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Bonfire night
A Clicker Paint resource! Use the keyboard and the useful word  … read more
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Christmas writing
Use the keyboard to type sentences about Christmas and children  … read more
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Make a sentence
An exciting board game with instructions and cards. Children  … read more
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How good is my writing?
A help sheet to aid children's 'marking' of each other's work.  … read more
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Connectives jigsaws
Join two clauses using the most appropriate connective. Includes  … read more
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All about nouns
A useful worksheet to help with identification of different types  … read more
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Cool connectives
Differentiated worksheets for children to use a variety of connectives  … read more
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Which tense?
A worksheet suitable for class work or homework. It looks at  … read more
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Playing with sentences - marmalade sandwiches
A Syntex activity for your interactive whiteboard. Make different  … read more
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Caterpillar Choptalk
Choptalk activity from 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. Can you  … read more
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Spooky house Choptalk
Choptalk activity from 'Room 13'. Can you solve the puzzle? Answer:  … read more
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Charlie's Choptalk – a simple sentence
A free sample Choptalk activity from 'Charlie and the Chocolate  … read more
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Sentence detective
Look for clues and find the sentences in the passage and rewrite  … read more
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