Y4 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Present Tense Lesson

This Year 4 Present Tense lesson covers the prior learning of the simple present tense before moving onto the main skill of recognising the present progressive tense.

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 Objectives

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

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of the simple present tense before moving onto the main skill of recognising the present progressive tense. 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 4 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

This is a free scheme of work for Year 4 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. 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 4 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 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 prior learning activity recaps the prior learning of the simple present tense before moving onto the main skill of present progressive tense.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Present Tense Game is designed to check your child’s understanding of using the simple present tense.

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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 Present Tense Game is designed to check your child's ability to recognise and use the simple present and present progressive 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 the present progressive tense.

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Application

Application

This application task includes an activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the Present Tense 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.