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LEARNING to make a difference

Week 8

This half term we will be using noun phrases and precise nouns in our writing about Varmints – so we need to revise nouns and how to use them!

 

There are different types of nouns:

Task 1

Revising Common Nouns

A common noun is the word used for a class of person, place or thing.
Examples:

  • car
  • man
  • bridge
  • town
  • water
  • metal
  • ammonia

Note: Common nouns are capitalized only when they start a sentence.
 

Underline the common nouns in the opening of Varmint:

 

Only the sound of the bees and the wind in the wiry grass, the low murmuring of the moles in the cool dark earth…..

And the song of birds in the high blue sky.

It touched and warmed the hearts of those few who paused and craved to listen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Task 2

 

Proper Nouns

A proper noun is the name of a person, place or thing (i.e., its own name). A proper noun always starts with a capital letter. For example:

  • Michael
  • Africa
  • Peking
  • Dayton Peace Accord
  • United Nations
  • The Tower of London
  • Uncle George

(Uncle is written with a capital letter because it is part of his name.)

 

Circle the words that are proper nouns (there are 4)

River

 

pest

france

estuary

Author

 

thames

meadow

building

Sensitivity

 

nutrition

water

roald dahl

bukingham palace

country

respiration

environment

Now write them correctly using a capital letter at the start.

 

1. (Name)

 

2.(Place)

 

3.( River)

 

4.( Famous Building)
 

Task 3:

 

Collective Nouns

A collective noun is the word used for a group of people or things. For example:

  • Choir ( a group of singers)
  • Team ( a sporting group)
  • Shoal ( a group of fish)

Match the noun to its collective term

soldiers

 

fleet

fish

swarm

ships

herd

wolves

regiment

bees

shoal

cows

flock

birds

pack

Task 4

Compound Nouns

Compound nouns are nouns made up of two or more words. Some compound nouns are hyphenated, some are not, and some combine their words to form a single word. For example:

  • Mother-in-law
  • Grasshopper
  • Forget-me-not
  • Manservant
  • Pickpocket
  • Paper-clip

 

Make these words into a compound noun

 

 

Compound noun

car

park

carpark

news

paper

 

moon

light

 

chop

stick

 

skate

board

 

sea

shore

 

no

body

 

gold

fish

 

pop

corn

 

Now think of one of your own:

 

 

 

 

 

TASK 5:

Remember we learnt about these last half term.

Match the Pronoun with Its Noun

For each sentence, circle the pronoun(s) and underline the noun it means. Look at the example.

 

1. Some people don’t like Snickers bars because they have nuts in.

2. Wednesday is PE, so it is my favourite day.

3. Ayan and Petra hung their coats up neatly.

4. Miss Mitchell, you’ve forgotten your whistle again!

5. That library book is Tessa’s, give it back please.

6. Darrel is sulking because he got told off by his teacher.

7. Granny’s potato soup is so thick it needs a fork to eat it!

8. That girl is called Maya. Hasn’t she got long hair?

9. Km, m and mm are measurements. They are units of length.

10. Mum and dad called out, “Our taxi’s here - we’ll be back later!”

 

 

 

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