Good Morning Year 5,
Today is your SpAG day. You are going to be revising the 3 main ways to use apostrophes.
COMPLETE TASK 4 ON YOUR BLOG COMMENT PLEASE
You can use apostrophes to show that you have omitted (left out) some letters when you are joining words together.
You can join the words ‘you’ and ‘are’ together:
- You + are = you’re
The apostrophe takes the place of the removed letters. In this example, the letter ‘a’.
Sometimes, you will need to rearrange the letters a bit when you contract the words.
- Will + not = won’t
Using contractions like these makes your writing easier to read and more informal.
Next, learn how apostrophes are used for possession by watching this video clip.
An apostrophe can be used to show that one thing belongs to (or is connected to) something. This is called a possessive apostrophe.
Take a look at some examples
Singular possession – when something belongs to only one person/thing.
Example – The cat’s tail was fluffy.
Cat is a singular noun so you need to add an apostrophe and ‘s’ to show that the tail belongs to the cat.
Example – Charles’ cat was naughty.
Charles is a singular noun that ends in an ‘s’, so you only need to add an apostrophe to show that the cat belongs to Charles.
Plural possession is when something belongs to more than one person/thing.
Example – The brothers’ feet were muddy.
Brothers is a plural noun that ends in an ‘s’, so you don’t add another ‘s’ after your apostrophe. You can just add an apostrophe to show the feet belong to the brothers.
Example – The children’s toys were broken.
Children is a plural noun but it doesn’t end with an ‘s’ so you need to add an apostrophe and ‘s’ to show that the toys belong to the children.
Watch the video’s here to help you: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdsthbk
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Task 1: contractions
Contract these words by using an apostrophe and use them in a sentence.
Someone has put the apostrophe in the wrong place. Can you correct it?
These nouns only represent 1 person, animal or thing. You need to make the noun into more than 1, then you need to add an apostrophe to show possession. Look carefully at the example.
Write this on your blog comment please.
Rewrite your story from yesterday with an example of each of these:
– contraction with an apostrophe
– single possession with an apostrophe
– plural possession with an apostrophe