Year 6 Antonym Matching Activity 1

Teacher Specific Information

Use this Year 6 Anotonym Matching Activity 1 to expand pupils’ vocabulary. Children are presented with a selection of cards, and the positioning of each needs to be memorised and the matching pairs selected in order to complete the game. This game covers the Year 5/6 objectives to use root words to understand new words that they meet and the Year 6 objective to recognise how words are related by meaning.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Reading – Word Reading
Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (etymology and morphology) as listed in – see English appendix 1, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet.

Writing – Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
(6G6.1) How words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little]