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Wednesday 13th January

Wednesday 13th January

LO: To know how to use relative clauses. 

 

QUICK TASK

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)

Number 1... 

Relative causes come STRAIGHT AFTER the noun they are referring to. 

Number 2... 

Relative clauses ALWAYS start with a relative pronoun. 

Number 3... 

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.

 

TASK 1

Listen to this relative clause song created by Max and Harvey.

See if you can spot these 3 things:

1. Nouns

2. Relative pronouns

3. Relative clauses 

 

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TASK 2

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. 

 

 

TASK 3

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. 

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