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Y1 SENTENCE: combining words to make sentences & joining words and clauses with and
Y1 Sentence work

These resources explain how words can combine to make sentences and demonstrate joining words and joining clauses using and; following Appendix 2: Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation in the new English curriculum.


  • Introduction to sentences: Explanation of what sentences are, and punctuation that should be used.It reinforces the importance of capital letters, full stops, question marks or exclamation marks, and spaces in-between words.
  • How to compose a sentence: Introduces the concept of sentence writing, and how the children should think about and then say the sentence before they write it down, remembering to read through and check their work when finished.
  • "I can" sentences: simple sentences for the children to read.
  • Jake's Full Stop: A story demonstrating how important it is to put full stops in the right places.
  • Picture sentences: Find the correct sentence out of four to match the picture.
  • Joining sentences with 'and': Demonstrates how text can become more interesting when 'and' is used to join sentences. Ends with sentences for the children to join with the word and.
  • Words that fit: Find the words that can be substituted in the sentence.
  • Sentence building: Jumbled up words that need arranging into sentences. Suitable for a class writing activity.


  • How to compose a sentence frame: Prompts to help the children write a sentence, with a checklist at the bottom.
  • I can sentences worksheet: Pictures to help the children write simple sentences.
  • Writing sentences using 'and' worksheets x 4: Pictures to help children think of things to write using and to join words and sentences.
  • Writing sentences - rearrange the words to make a sentence: Two pictures with jumbled words to rearrange and write
  • Writing sentences for 3 pictures: Picture prompts to help children write a sentence.

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