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English

Today we would like you to focus on the correct use of apostrophes. This is a year 2 skills that is really helpful to be confident with when moving into KS2.

 

The tasks are set on pages 26- 27 and 100- 101 of your Collins English Sats books.

 

Apostrophes are used to show missing letters in contracted forms e.g. could not becomes couldn't so the apostrophe shows where the o is missing. A nice practical way to explore this is using lego or duplo- see the pictures below!

 

Apostrophes are also used to show possession for example Billy's sunflower. The sunflower belongs to Billy so an apostrophe is used. 

 

Children can often get confused and add apostrophes to plurals where they are not needed, for example the dog had three stick's.  This is a misconception we were working on before school closed.

 

For more information or tasks linked to apostrophes, please see the links and images below. 

 

BBC Bitesize- Possessive apostrophes video and quiz.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

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