English KS1 / KS2: Using apostrophes?

The Punctuation Pals are asked 5 different multiple choice questions to test the correct use of the apostrophe (possession and contraction).

In the multiple choice, all options are clearly read and the presenter involves the audience at home by inviting us to play along too.

In between each round the presenter and the puppet discuss why the correct answer is accurate and provide clear explanations and examples to consolidate learning.

The teams of two play; one member answers the question, while the other sits in a pool. If the given answer is correct, confetti is poured on the contestant in the pool, incorrect answers result in being gunged!

This clip is from the series Punctuation Pals.

Teacher Notes

You could ask students to create funny sentences to show they can use the apostrophe for possession accurately – ‘I found Mum’s hat, Dad’s pj's, Goldilocks’s porridge, Aladdin’s lamp in the cloakroom!

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching English at KS1 and KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase and KS2 in Wales and First and Second Level in Scotland.

More from Punctuation Pals:

Using punctuation in the right place
Where do we put capital letters?
Putting punctuation in a paragraph