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, we are learning about pounds and pence. Have a look at home if you have any spare change. Do you know the name of each coin?
After you have finished the activity today, have a look at a receipt from a recent shopping trip. How many different ways could you pay for the shopping? Think about using notes too.
It’s Dance Time!
Kidz Bop dances:
There are lots of different songs and dance routines to dance along to on the clip. Don’t feel that you need to get all the way to the end! Try to do around 20 minutes and remember to drink lots of water.