Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Antonyms Lesson

This antonyms lesson covers the prior learning of synonyms before moving onto the main skill of antonyms.

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
English Year 6: (6G6.1) How words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little]

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of synonyms before moving onto the main skill of antonyms. 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 2 – Synonyms and Antonyms

Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 2 – Synonyms and Antonyms

Autumn Block 2 Guidance with Notes for Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 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.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Antonyms Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of synonyms before moving onto the main skill of antonyms.

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Matching Activity

The aim of this Year 6 Synonym Matching Activity 1 is to build upon known vocabulary by introducing new and varied synonyms.

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Matching Activity

Use this Year 6 Synonym Matching Activity 2 which gives children a selection of cards that when clicked, reveal vocabulary underneath to expand their vocabulary.

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Matching Activity

This Year 6 Synonym Matching Activity 3 presents pupils with a selection of vocabulary cards that need to be paired as synonyms.

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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Matching Activity

Matching Activity

The purpose of this Year 6 Antonym Matching Activity 3 is to build upon known vocabulary by introducing new and varied antonyms.

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Matching Activity

Matching Activity

This Year 6 Anotonym Matching Activity 2 aims to expand pupils' vocabulary through matching pairs of antonyms.

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Matching Activity

Matching Activity

Use this Year 6 Anotonym Matching Activity 1 to expand pupils' vocabulary. Children are presented with a selection of cards, and the positioning of each needs to be memorised and the matching pairs selected in order to complete the game.

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Flashcards Activity

Flashcards Activity

This Year 6 Antonyms Flash Cards Game is designed to check pupils' ability to identify antonyms of different words.

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 antonyms 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 recognising and using antonyms.

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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.