Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Synonyms and Antonyms Lesson

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

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Video Tutorial

This Synonyms and Antonyms Video Tutorial checks pupils' understanding of what synonyms and antonyms are and how to identify them in sentences.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

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

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Matching Activity

Use this Year 6 Synonym Matching Activity 4 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 Antonym Matching Activity 6 aims to develop pupils' vocabulary through matching pairs of antonyms.

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 Synonyms and Antonyms Game allows pupils to develop their vocabulary through matching up words to their synonyms and antonyms.

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 recognising and using synonyms and antonyms.

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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 synonyms and antonyms 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.