Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Commas Lesson

This Commas lesson covers the prior learning of using commas in lists, adverbials and clauses before moving onto the main skill of using commas to avoid ambiguity.

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
Year 5 English (5G5.6a) Using commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of recognising noun phrases before moving onto the main skill of creating and using expanded noun phrases. 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 6 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

Year 6 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 6 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 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.

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Video Tutorial

In this Using Commas to Avoid Ambiguity Video Tutorial, Ivan identifies when commas have been used within a sentence to avoid ambiguity.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Commas Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of using commas in lists, adverbials and clauses before moving onto the main skill of using commas to avoid ambiguity.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Using Commas in Lists, Adverbials and Clauses Game is designed to check pupils' ability to use commas for lists, adverbials and clauses.

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 5 Using Commas to Avoid Ambiguity Game checks pupils' understanding of using commas within sentences to avoid ambiguity and clarify meaning.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Using Commas to Avoid Ambiguity Flash Cards Game checks pupils' understanding of using commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity in their writing.

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 commas lesson.

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Main Activity

Main Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using commas to avoid ambiguity.

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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.

2 Homework

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Homework

Homework

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