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Extending sentences using conjunctions

  • Find out what children already know about conjunctions. In Year 2 they will have met co-ordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) and subordinating conjunctions (such as: because, if, when).
  • Use PowerPoint: Conjunctions, to teach using conjunctions to extend sentences, slides 1-4 (see resources).
  • Children need to recognise a clause and know that it must contain an active verb – further support is available if children struggle with this, slide 5-7.
  • ActivityChildren use conjunctions to join sentences.
  • Hard: Extending Sentences A 
  • Medium: Extending Sentences B 
  • Easy: Extending Sentences C 
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