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Here is this week's SPaG mat.


Remember that you can so it all in one go, or spread it throughout the week.


However you decide to do it, remember to write neatly in your book and include the date.

a) How to use apostrophes.

Apostrophes are used to show possession or a contraction. The apostrophe is used in place of a letter. For example: do not -> don't


To show possession. E.g. They are Peter's shoes.


You don't need to know this but... there is a difference between plural possession and singular possession. With plural possession, the apostrophe goes after the "s"; whereas with singular possession, the apostrophe goes before the "s".


Those are Darren's glasses.

Witches' hats are usually pointed.



We have worked on adverbs - remember, it adds to the verb. E.g The boy ran quickly to the shop.


b) A prefix is a letter or group of letters that go at the start of a root word.

Read them aloud. Which sounds correct?

super-star OR sub-star?

super-way OR sub-way?

super-market OR sub-market?


C) A homophone is word a word that sounds the same but is spelt differently and has a different meaning. E.g: their and there; hole and whole or in this case grown and groan. I'm not telling you the difference. If you don't know the difference between the two, search it!

Then, write out the first sentence with the correct word. Finally, create your own sentence with the homophone you haven't used yet.


1st April 2020

Subordinating conjunction


d) A conjunction that can go at the start or in the middle of a sentence, joining clauses. We have covered this in class regularly.

e) You all know what a verb is. For the second part, try to use a synonym for said please.
f) An expanded noun phrase is an adjective and a noun. The nouns are already there (a person, place or object). So, all you have to do is add an adjective to one of these!