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Year 2 – Present simple and present continuous


Last week in year 2 we practiced past simple sentences. I hope that it was helpful, and you’ve been using correct tenses in your speech and writing.  This week we will look at present simple and present continuous in English.


We use the present simple to talk about routines – what you do every day for example.

  1. I watch cartoons every day


We also add ‘es/s’ for ‘he/she/it’

  1. For example, she eats fruit everyday


We use the present continuous to talk about things you are doing now.

We use ‘ing’ to change the verb.

  1. I’m watching a film now.


Use this reference card to help you understand the grammar rules. Complete the other side to show your understanding.


Click on the first game icon that will take you to a word to word game, you have to click on the words in the right order to make a sentence. Once you have got a good score, try game 2 where you have to put the words in the gaps to complete the sentences.


Have a go at this activity sheet to test your knowledge to present simple and present continuous.


The answers can be found below.


Listen to the grammar chant and find out what Patrizia and Tom are doing today. Can you hear the present simple and the present continuous in the chant?