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Missing Punctuation KS1 SPAG Test Practice

These questions have been taken from the KS1 Sample SPAG test to help your children practise specific question types.

National Curriculum Objective

Year 1 English: (1G5.1) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter

Year 1 English: (1G5.2) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a full stop

Year 1 English: (1G5.3) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a question mark

Year 1 English: (1G5.4) Beginning to punctuate sentences using an exclamation mark

Learning how to use both familiar and new punctuation correctly (see English appendix 2) including:

Year 2 English: (2G5.1) capital letters

Year 2 English: (2G5.2) full stops

Year 2 English: (2G5.3) question marks

Year 2 English: (2G5.4) exclamation marks

Year 2 English: (2G5.5) commas for lists

Year 2 English: (2G5.8) apostrophes for contracted forms

Year 2 English: (2G5.8) apostrophes for the possessive (singular)

Differentiation:

Beginner One punctuation mark to place - question marks and full stops. Aimed at Year 1 Secure/Year 2 Emerging.

Easy One punctuation mark to place - question marks, full stops, exclamation marks and commas in lists. Aimed at Year 2 Secure.

Tricky Two punctuation marks to place - question marks, full stops, exclamation marks, commas in lists, commas between adjectives and commas in speech. Aimed at Year 2 Secure.

Expert Two or three punctuation marks to place - question marks, full stops, exclamation marks, commas in lists, commas between adjectives, commas in speech, commas around a drop-in clause, speech marks and apostrophes. Aimed at Year 2 Mastery.

Worksheets include answers.

Missing Punctuation - Beginner (Worksheet)

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Missing Punctuation - Easy (Worksheet)

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Missing Punctuation - Tricky (Worksheet)

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Missing Punctuation - Expert (Worksheet)

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Other Possible Linked Objectives
English Y1: Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
English Y3/4: Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech [for example, a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation within inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”]

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