Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Colons and Semi-colons Lesson

This lesson covers the prior learning of using commas in a list before moving onto the main skill of using colons and semi-colons to punctuate a list.

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: (6G5.10) Use of the colon to introduce a list
English Year 6: (6G5.11) Use of semi-colons within lists

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2 Teaching Support

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of using commas in a list before moving onto the main skill of using colons and semi-colons to punctuate a list. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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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 Spring Block 1 – Punctuation 1

Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 1 – Punctuation 1

This is a free scheme of work for Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the first block in the teaching sequence and includes 4 small steps with guidance for teaching.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Colons and Semi-colons Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of using commas in a list before moving onto the main skill of using colons and semi-colons to punctuate lists.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Commas in a List Game is designed to check pupils' ability to recognise and use commas in a list.

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 6 Colons to Introduce a List Flash Cards Game helps pupils practise identifying and using colons used to introduce a list.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Colons and Semi-colons Game is designed to check pupils' ability to understand and use colons and semi-colons to punctuate lists.

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 problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using colons and semi-colons to punctuate lists.

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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 colons and semi-colons lesson.

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.