This quiz looks at apostrophes for contractions and teaches children about connecting two words, the latter being ‘not’. The National Curriculum asks that KS1 children in Year 2 know that they should use an apostrophe to mark when a letter is missing. This section is on all the possible words that add the contraction ‘not’. This quiz will improve their understanding of English and literacy.
The shorter way of writing ‘is not’ is ‘isn't’. When you shorten two words like this, it’s called a contraction because they are made smaller, or contracted. The apostrophe (') stands for the 'o' that has been left out. We can join ‘not’ to lots of words.