Ideal for use in Upper KS2 when this objective is first introduced.
- ‘Modal verbs’ activity sheets with three levels of differentiation, includes a range of activities for children to identify how modal verbs are used within sentences.
- ‘Modal verbs’ passages, short paragraphs with three levels of differentiation children to identify the modal verbs used within sentences.
- ‘Modal verbs’ display cards for your class display.
National Curriculum Links
Statutory content to be introduced in Year 5 – Indicating degrees of possibility using modal verbs [for example, might, should, will, must]
Years 5 and 6 – Pupils should be taught to develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by using modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility.
Modal verbs: should, would, will, may, can, could, might, must and shall.
Modal verbs: includes the above and wouldn’t, shouldn’t, won’t, can’t and mustn’t, in single and some multi-clause sentences.
Modal verbs: includes the above and ought to, in multi-clause sentences. Classifying the modal verbs into
positive and negative as well as by certainty and possibility.