Simple sentences: clownfish

2 - The Grammar Bit

The Grammar Bit!

Read the four simple sentences. You will have read and written many simple sentences in your time at school so far.

Notice how each simple sentence has the following features:

  • It begins with a capital letter and finishes with a punctuation mark such as a full-stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
  • It makes complete sense on its own.
  • It contains a single main verb (bold).
  • It usually contains a subject /doer of the action (underlined).
  • It is often quite short because there is only one main clause.

Teacher note: Explore the Natural Curriculum’s ‘Phrases and Clauses’ lessons to help children develop an understanding of how sentences are made from these important building blocks.

Scintillating Sentences

  1. The anenome’s stinging tentacles protected the clownfish.
  2. The weary clownfish tucked the shell beneath the anenome.
  3. The clownfish nudged the coconut shell forwards with its lower jaw.

Did you know?

All clownfish are born male. Incredibly, they have the ability to become female when they are older. Once this change has happened, it cannot be reversed.