Y2 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Simple Past and Present Tenses Lesson

This Simple Past and Present Tenses lesson covers the prior learning of understanding different types of verbs, before moving onto the main skill of recognising and using simple past and present tenses.

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. 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 2: (2G4.2) Learn how to use the present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form

English Year 2: (2G4.2) Correct choice and consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through prior learning of understanding different types of verbs, before moving onto the main skill of recognising and using simple past and present tenses. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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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 2 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 4 – Tenses

Free Year 2 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 4 – Tenses

This is a free scheme of work for Year 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 6 small steps with guidance for teaching.

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Video Tutorial

In this Simple Past and Present Tense Video Tutorial, Katie demonstrates the different verb forms used for the simple past and present tenses.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Simple Past and Present Tenses Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of different types of verbs, before moving onto the main skill of recognising and using simple past and present tenses.

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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 2 Recognising Simple Past and Present Tenses Game is designed to check your pupils’ understanding of recognising the simple past and simple present tenses.

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 application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of recognising and using simple past and present tenses.

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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 Simple Past and Present Tenses lesson.

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Homework

Homework

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