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Using relative clauses

Using relative clauses football worksheet
Relative clauses are used to add information to a sentence. They usually start with when, who, that, which or whose. In this teacher-created worksheet for primary school children, you will need to cut out the relative clauses in the table and work out where they should go in the sentences.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 5

What is a relative clause?

A relative clause is a part in a sentence that adds extra details about a noun. 

It helps to describe or modify the noun, giving more information about it. These clauses often use relative pronouns like who, that, or which to connect the extra information to the main part of the sentence.

What is an example of a relative clause?

Here are some examples: 

  • The book that I borrowed from the library is due next week.
  • She is the student who won the science competition.
  • The house that is painted blue belongs to my aunt.
  • We visited the park where we used to play as children.
  • This is the cake that my mom baked for my birthday.
  • The movie, which was filmed in Paris, won several awards.
  • The dog that barks loudly is annoying the neighbors.
  • He is the person who helped me when I was lost.
  • I need the pen that writes smoothly.
  • She bought a dress that was on sale at the store.

How will this relative clauses worksheet help your child?

This teacher-created resource provides a quick and easy reminder of what a relative clause is, so that your child can refer to this throughout the activity if they get stuck. The activity itself is a fun, cut-and-stick task that helps your child practise recognising relative clauses in sentences. 

If your child feels confident and is ready for a new challenge,  you can try our Clauses in a sentence worksheet to develop their skills further.