Wednesday 13th January
LO: To know how to use relative clauses.
Let's recap our learning so far.
Answer these questions are quickly as you can...
What is a noun?
What is a pronoun?
What is a relative pronoun?
Try and name all as many relative pronouns as you can.
What is a noun phrase?
What is an expanded noun phrase?
Today we are going to use all of knowledge that we have learnt so far to help us write a relative clause, within a sentence. A relative clause can be used to give additional information about a noun (name, place or thing).
MISS TAYLOR'S TOP TIPS FOR WRITING A RELATIVE CLAUSE:
(it would probably be useful to write these down)
Relative causes come STRAIGHT AFTER the noun they are referring to.
Relative clauses ALWAYS start with a relative pronoun.
Relative clauses add EXTRA INFORMATION about a NOUN.
Relative clauses follow the noun they are talking about. This might be at the end of a sentence or embedded into the middle of a sentence. If embedded into the middle of a sentence, the relative clause is usually surrounded by commas.
Listen to this relative clause song created by Max and Harvey.
See if you can spot these 3 things:
2. Relative pronouns
3. Relative clauses
In the following sentences, can you highlight these 2 things.
The noun in yellow
The relative pronoun in green
Finally, can you underline the relative clause.
1. The boys, who were in their house, took part in a challenge.
2. The children, who were in year 5, were excellent at writing stories.
3. I like the new sofa, which is very comfortable.
Can you write 3 sentences that include a relative clause?
However, these sentences need to be SPACE related, so that they fit in with our book.
Use your expanded noun phrases from yesterday to help you.
For example - Mars, which is red and dusty, is the 4th planet away from the sun.