Year 3 Apostrophes for Possession Game

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Practise identifying apostrophes correctly in this Apostrophes for Possession Game. Why are apostrophes used to show possession?

Teacher Specific Information

This Apostrophes for Possession Game checks pupils’ understanding and awareness of when apostrophes should be used to show possession. Pupils will identify the number of missing possessive apostrophes in a sentence, recognise which sentences use apostrophes for possession correctly, insert words with the apostrophe positioned correctly to complete given sentences, select true statements based on the usage of the apostrophe in a given sentence and identify which words require a possessive apostrophe in a written passage.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Writing – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

(2G5.8) Apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns [for example, the girl’s name]

(4G5.8) Apostrophes to mark plural possession [for example, the girl’s name, the girls’ names]