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Advice appreciated on passive voice and subjunctive mood

Discussion in 'English' started by katielou83, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. katielou83

    katielou83 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I'm a Year 6 teacher and I've just sat down to look at next term and covering all our grammar objectives. I'm sure you may have already had primary school teachers rushing to you asking for help about this!
    I'm trying to link most of the grammar objectives to my English units but struggling a little bit with the passive voice and subjunctive mood. I'm thinking formal speeches / letters of complaints. Do you have any tips on covering these areas of grammar?
    I've got a week and a half at the end of next term where I need to fit in a unit in that would cover this after starters linked to it earlier in the term - was thinking of maybe linking it to Christmas and getting them to write letters of complaint / speeches as if they were Father Christmas, complaining to a chimney making company about how he has managed to get stuck! Do you think we'd be able to link this to the passive and subjunctive?
    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

  2. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Wowsers - for Year 6!? Mental. Sounds like more of a test of the teacher than the need to learn something useful.
    Can you specify the objectives so we're a bit clearer on what's required? Is it not just a recognition of possibility or probability rather than the need to label the mood? You could do the song, 'If I had a million dollars...' I don't think I'd labour the point. Also, this - amazed to find on a KS2 page.
    I'm interested to see what other suggest.
    What a daft dictate! Sounds like it's come from some public schoolboy ******* who thinks learning erudite terms will make our nation smarter. Oh, hold on a mo...
  3. rustyfeathers

    rustyfeathers Occasional commenter

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