Y6 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Using Colons to Mark Boundaries Lesson

This lesson covers the prior learning of using semicolons before moving onto the main skill of using colons to mark boundaries.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. 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) Using colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of using semicolons to mark boundaries, before moving onto the main skill of using colons to mark boundaries. 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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Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 4 – Punctuation 2

Free Year 6 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 4 – Punctuation 2

This is a free scheme of work for Year 6 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 5 small steps with guidance for teaching.

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Video Tutorial

This Using Colons and Semi-colons Video Tutorial checks pupils’ understanding of using colons and semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses and to introduce a list.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This prior learning activity recaps the prior learning of using semicolons to mark boundaries before moving onto the main skill of using colons to mark boundaries

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Semi-colons Game checks pupils’ understanding of using semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses and using them within lists.

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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 Mark Boundaries and Lists Activity is designed to help pupils practise identifying when a colon has been used to introduce a list and when colons are used to mark boundaries between independent clauses.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Colons to Mark Boundaries Activity is designed to help pupils practise identifying and using colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses.

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 Using Colons to Mark Boundaries lesson.

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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 using colons to mark boundaries.

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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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Homework

Homework

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