Year 6 English worksheets by School Year
Homonyms are pairs of words that are spelled and pronounced the same way, but have different meanings. Look at these words. Can you work out the two different meanings? If not, look them up in the dictionary. On the next page you’ll need to create TWO crossword puzzles where the homonyms are the answers. Each word will need two different clues, one for each meaning.
The subject of a sentence is the person, place, thing or idea that is doing or being something. The verb that follows the subject changes according to whether the subject is singular or plural. Verbs also change according to whether the sentence is in the present or past tense. Can you complete this table with the correct subjects and verbs?
A main clause is an independent clause that could stand on its own. They are sometimes followed by a subordinate clause that cannot make sense on its own (it is dependent on the main clause). The main clause doesn’t have to come first in the sentence. Can you underline main clauses in red and subordinate clauses in blue?
When there is just one of a noun, we say it is SINGULAR. When there are two or more of a noun, we say it is PLURAL. Usually, plurals end in -s or -es. However, there are some irregular plurals. See if you can find all the irregular plurals for the following words hidden in this wordsearch. You may need to look some of them up in the dictionary.
A noun phrase is a group of words that act in the same way as a noun. Can you rewrite these sentences using expanded noun phrases containing adjectives, or to tell readers something about place or time? Then rewrite these sentences using expanded noun phrases that use superlatives, or that mention a person.
Usually nouns have an article before them. Look at these paragraphs. Underline all the definite articles in blue and all the indefinite articles in red.
When we talk about clauses in a sentence, we mean their parts. Clauses always have a noun and a verb in them and are often linked by a connective. These sentences each have two clauses with a comma or connective between them. Underline each of the separate clauses.
Semi-colons are used in a similar way to commas, but they mark a stronger division. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the semi-colon should go?
Does school uniform promote discipline and a sense of belonging, or is it an unimaginative tradition that should be scrapped? Two pupils argue each side of the case. Read their arguments then answer the questions.
A pronoun is a word that is used to replace a noun. We use pronouns so that we don’t have to keep repeating a noun in our writing. Which nouns would you replace with pronouns in this passage?
On the first page of this worksheet you’ll find twenty root words. They all make sense on their own, but they could all have either a prefix (a letter string that goes at the beginning of a word) or a suffix (a letter string that goes at the end of a word) added to them. On the second page you’ll find twenty prefixes and suffixes. You need to cut out all these cards and then work out which prefix or suffix goes with each root word. To make things harder, we are not telling you which are suffixes and which are prefixes!
All these sentences have unusual or difficult words in them. Read the sentences out loud and see how fast you can look up the coloured words in a dictionary. For each sentence, re-write it, replacing the coloured words with your own alternatives to show that you have understood the meaning of the sentence. On your marks, get set...
Dashes can be used to show a change in thought during a sentence. They can also be used to drop some extra information into a sentence or they can also be used to create emphasis. Look through these sentences and put dashes in where you think they should go.
Colons are used in sentences when a fact or a list is being presented. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the colon should go?
Brackets are used to separate off an extra piece of information in a sentence. Without the information in the brackets, the sentence would still make sense. Look at these sentences. Where do you think the brackets should go?
An adverb modifies a verb (explains how it is being done). Adverbs usually end in -ly. Look at these sentences. What adverbs could you add to them?
Classic characters are unforgettable, whether they're falling down unusual rabbit holes, prowling through the jungle or breaking their slates over unfortunate classmates' heads. How many famous characters from children's literature can you identify in this crossword puzzle?
Can you complete this mini-crossword? The words you need start with the prefix prim- and are listed below. What do you think prim- means?
Paragraphs are sections of writing. In information texts, writers try to make sure that each area of the subject they are writing about is separated into paragraphs. Can you group the information on these pages into paragraphs?
Read through this poem. In this poem, night is personified. Can you underline any phrases that suggest that night is a person? Then write down some of your ideas and use them to write your own poem that personifies night.