Year 4 Using Apostrophes

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 4 GPS Using Apostrophes activity checks pupils’ understanding of using apostrophes for contraction and possession. Children will select sentences that require an apostrophe, select sentences that have used apostrophes correctly, identify incorrect use of apostrophes, enter the contracted from of expanded phrases, and identify whether apostrophes have been used to show contraction or possession.

This activity is linked to the Classroom Secrets Year 4 GPS scheme of work.
Questions in this activity are based on the content in Spring Block 1 Steps 3 and 4 on the Classroom Secrets website where you can find more resources.

National Curriculum Objectives

English Year 4: (4G5.8) Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns
English Year 4: (4G5.8) The grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s
English Year 4: (4G5.8) Apostrophes to mark plural possession [for example, the girl’s name, the girls’ names]