Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Was or Were? Lesson

This lesson covers the prior learning of identifying when to use was and were in the past tense before moving onto the main skill of identifying when to use the past tense verb 'was' and the subjunctive form 'were'.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objective
(6G4.3) Recognising subjunctive forms

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of identifying when to use was and were in the past tense before moving onto the main skill of identifying when to use the past tense verb 'was' and the subjunctive form 'were'. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the varied fluency and application and reasoning worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 4 – Subjunctive Form

Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 4 – Subjunctive Form

This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 4 small steps with guidance for teaching. It is designed to be used in conjunction with your English curriculum and allows you to cover the GPS objectives from the Year 6 National Curriculum.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Was or Were? Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of identifying when to use was or were in the past tense before moving onto the main skill of identifying when to use the past tense verb 'was' and the subjunctive form 'were'.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Standard English Game is designed to check pupils' ability to use standard English forms for verb inflections (was/were/did/done).

2 Varied Fluency

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to support the teaching of this step.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Was or Were? Game is designed to check pupils' ability to use 'was' or the subjunctive form 'were'.

2 Application

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Application and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

This differentiated worksheet includes application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of identifying determiners, conjunctions and prepositions in sentences.

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Application

Application

This application task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the was or were? lesson.

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.