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Write down and show the children the sentence 'Kristen was watching a film'.

Ask questions about this sentence:

  • Why was Kristen watching the film?
  • When was she watching the film?
  • Where was she watching the film?
  • What was she watching?

Children to write down their ideas. Explain that we will be adding a subordinate clause. 


Recap co-ordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions.

  • Co-ordinating conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) link two main clauses together as an equal pair to create a compound sentence. We remember these by using the acronym 'FANBOYS'. 
  • Subordinating conjunctions (if, since, as, when, although, while, after, before, until, because) introduce a subordinate clause. We remember these by using the acronym 'I SAW A WABUB'. 


Children to add a subordinate clause to the sentence using their ideas. How many can they create? Children to write their sentences on paper. Use the subordinating conjunctions word mat for support if needed. 



Recap subordinating conjunctions and look through PowerPoint.

Children to complete worksheets, these are differentiated, choose the one you feel comfortable with and challenge yourselves as necessary! 



Re-cap subordinating clauses and 'I SAW A WABUB'. Children to create their own sentences containing subordinating conjunctions. 


Complete the subordinating conjunctions puzzle sheet, you can try worksheet two as an extension as well. 



Recap/remind the children of the spelling rules for changing the 'shun' sound - focus on 'sion' for this weeks spellings. 

Ask the children to change the following words applying the spelling rule.

  • Expand
  • Extend
  • Comprehend
  • Tense
  • Confess


Children to create their own spelling rule posters for adding 'sion'. 




Complete the spelling test.