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Year 3 Term 3i - KS2 spelling resources - Pronouns

Teaching and learning activities on different pronouns, and where and when they are used.


  • Introduction to pronouns: Begins with a passage that contains no pronouns, just nouns, for the children to read and work out what is wrong. Explains what pronouns are, and gives sentences where the children have to choose which pronoun replaces the noun in different sentences.
  • Using pronouns: This goes through personal, possessive and absolute possessive pronouns, showing an example where each are used. The children are given opportunities to decide which pronoun to use before they are revealed.
  • Pronouns and spelling strategies: Shows a complete matrix containing personal, possessive and absolute possessive pronouns, and explains how some are followed by nouns, and some stand alone. It then looks at each pronoun for different groups of people, giving strategies for remembering how to spell them. There is an option to hide or show the pronouns, so it can also be used in a look cover check spelling activity.
  • Demonstrative pronouns: Looks at this and these; that and those, showing examples of how and when they are used. It gives five different scenarios for the children to look at and think of, or write sentences using these pronouns.
  • Reflexive pronouns: Looks at the pronouns myself, yourself, herself, himself, itself, ourselves, yourselves and themselves, with pictures to think of a sentence using the pronouns.
  • Indefinite pronouns: A look at pronouns such as somebody, nobody, all, some, all, anything etc. It begins with sentences with missing pronouns for the children to guess, then looks at other indefinite pronouns for the children to make sentences with.
  • Spelling tricky pronouns: Looks at groups of pronouns with similar spellings, and gives some strategies for remembering how to spell them. The words can also be hidden for the children to write them on their whiteboards.

Pronoun table: A complete matrix for display, or for the children to refer to.
Complete the pronoun matrix: An incomplete pronoun matrix for the children to fill in.
Find the pronouns - x 4: Four different worksheets containing parts of stories for the children to read and highlight all the pronouns they find.
Pronoun count: A recording sheet to mark down how many different pronouns are found.
Missing pronouns - x 2: Two different worksheets containing passages where the pronouns are missing.

Who am I cards: 24 different cards showing characters and objects, with the titles 'who are we?' / 'who is he?' etc., to play the Who Am I? game.

Word list of pronouns: Lists of all the different types of pronoun covered in the unit.
Indefinite pronouns: Can be used for display or reference.
Year 3 Term 3i planning - A plan of the unit, showing where all the above resources fit in.


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