Y5 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Plural and Possessive Lesson

This Plural and Possessive lesson covers the prior learning of recognising apostrophes before moving onto the main skill of using apostrophes to indicate plural and possessive form.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. 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
English Year 4: (4G5.8) Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns

English Year 4: (4G5.8) The grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s

English Year 4: (4G5.8) Apostrophes to mark plural possession [for example, the girl’s name, the girls’ names]

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of recognising apostrophes before moving onto the main skill of using apostrophes to indicate plural and possessive form. 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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Year 5 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

Year 5 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

This resource is the guidance and small steps for Autumn Block 1 from the free Year 5 GPS Scheme of Work. It is designed to be used in conjunction with your English curriculum and allows you to cover the Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation objectives from the Year 5 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.

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Video Tutorial

In this Possessive Apostrophe with Plural Nouns Video Tutorial, Laura explains the placing of a possessive apostrophe in regular plural nouns, and irregular plural nouns, some of which don’t end in ‘s’, such as children and geese.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Plural and Possessive Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of recognising apostrophes before moving onto the main skill of using apostrophes to indicate plural and possessive form.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 GPS Recognising Apostrophes activity includes 5 questions designed to support recognition of apostrophes for possession and contraction within a variety of sentences. 

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 GPS Recognising Apostrophes activity includes 5 questions designed to support recognition of apostrophes for possession and contraction within a variety of sentences. 

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 4 Sorting Apostrophes activity includes 21 words, some are incorrect and some are correct.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Using Apostrophes for Plural Possession activity checks pupils' understanding of using apostrophes to show plural possession.

2 Application

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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 plural and possessive lesson.

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Main Activity

Main Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using apostrophes to indicate plural and possessive form.

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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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Homework

Homework

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