Grammar - Conjunctions
What is a conjunction?
Conjunctions are the ‘glue’ that hold together words and different parts of a sentence. For example, in the sentence, ‘Sandra bought a new bag and she bought some new shoes’, the conjunction and joins together the two clauses (Sandra bought a new bag. She bought some new shoes.).
What are coordinating conjunctions?
They are usually used to join two independent clauses together (small sentences which make sense on their own). The conjunctions taught are and, so, but and or. For example:
June likes coffee but she does not like tea.
In the sentence above, ‘June likes coffee’ makes sense on its own. Equally, so does ‘she does not like tea’. However, when we join these two together using but, they make one compound sentence.
What are subordinating conjunctions?
These are used to extend sentences such as when, because, if, unless, although and while. These join the main clause (a sentence which makes sense on its own) with a subordinate clause (a clause that does not make sense on its own). For example:
Peter ate his dinner quickly because he was hungry.
‘Peter ate his dinner quickly’ is the main clause because it makes sense on its own. However, ‘because he was hungry’ is not a sentence which makes sense on its own. This clause only makes sense once it is joined to the independent clause, ‘Peter ate his dinner quickly.’
Complete the coordinating and Subordinating conjunction worksheets. Use the display posters to help you.
Today, you will show your understanding of pounds and pence. It would really help if you have a few real coins in front of you such as 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, £2.
If you don’t have real coins then you can draw them. Use the power point to help you to understand what you’ll need to do. Answers are provided too 😊.
Follow up 1
Complete Questions 1-7 of the answer booklet. Remember to have the text beside you or open on the screen so that you can refer back to it after you have read each question. Even when you think you know or remember the answer, always check it back in the text!