Key Skills 06/02/15

Maths: 

We’ve looked a lot at decimals, percentages and fractions recently, this task will help pull puts together!

A great task to push your thinking skills. This will create some brilliant classroom discussion! With 0 being the centre, and 1 being the end/start of the spiral, where would you place 0.5, 0.25 etc. on there?

Key Skills

 

 

 

Literacy: 

In SPaG this week, one of our many activities was to brush up our understanding of nouns.  The teachers threw in a few nouns you had not yet encountered: collective nouns.  Your key skills this week is to research the words used to describe a collection of something and list some that are new to you or some that are surprising.  I wonder if anyone can find out what lots of crows are called.  At least 10 collective nouns please.
Also, many of you learnt about and  listed abstract nouns, proper and pronouns or possessive and relative pronouns.  Please list 10 examples of these.  Strive to find examples of these that other people haven’t.

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  1. Literacy
    A bunch of grapes
    A dole of doves
    A heard of sheep
    A flock of birds
    A gaggle of geese
    A school of fish
    A chior of singers
    A tribe of natives
    An army of men
    A pod of peas.

  2. Murder of crows
    School of sharks
    Cluster of Spiders
    Brood of chickens
    Lounge of lizards
    Troup of monkeys
    escargatoire of snails
    School of nerds
    Boredom of Teachers
    Muster of Peacocks
    charm of goldfinches
    glint of goldfish
    Team of Horses

  3. Collective nouns:
    A pride of ostriches,
    A parliament of owls,
    A company of parrots,
    A mutation of thrushes,
    A pod of pelicans,
    A muster of peacocks,
    A decent of woodpeckers,
    A kindle of kittens,
    A mob of kangaroos,
    A journey of giraffes,
    A destruction of (wild) cats,
    A drove of pigs,
    A clew of worms,
    An army of caterpillars,
    A mess of iguanas,
    A litter of cubs.

    Abstract nouns:
    jealousy,
    courage,
    determination,
    coldness,
    elegance,
    intelligence,
    loyalty,
    honesty,
    fear,
    hatred.

    Proper nouns:
    John,
    Mary,
    McDonalds,
    London,
    England,
    Germany,
    January,
    February,
    Saturday,
    Sunday.

    Pronouns:
    I,
    me,
    we,
    she,
    he,
    you,
    they,
    it,
    that,
    someone,
    whoever,
    herself,
    many.

    Possessive nouns:
    Apple’s taste
    Book’s cover
    Boss’s car
    Cat’s tuna
    Computer’s keyboard
    Tree’s bark
    mans hat
    birds beak
    chairs legs
    apples core
    cats ear
    doors handle.

    Relative nouns:
    that
    which
    whom
    who
    whoever
    whomever
    whichever.

  4. 1.) heard of sheep
    2.) colony of Auks
    3.) wake of buzzards
    4.) dole of doves
    5.) chain of bobolinks
    6.) troupe of dancers
    7.) squad of beaters
    8.) tribe of natives
    9.) posse of police
    10.) crowd of onlookers
    Abstract nouns:
    1.) jealousy
    2.) sadness
    3.) courage
    4.) braveness
    5.) scaredness
    6.) excitement
    7) determination
    8.) boredness
    9.) guiltyness
    10.) angryness

  5. a wall of bricks.
    a gaggle of geese.
    a swarm of bees.
    a group of people.
    a team of footballers.
    a pod of peas.
    a bunch of grapes.
    a flock of birds.
    a tribe of natives.
    a litter of cats.
    a choir of singers.
    a herd of sheep.
    a pack of wolves.
    a league of teams.
    a school of pupils.

    • Some to check on here, Ayisha – we will have a look in school. The main point of the task was to look at ordering them onto the scale; we will look at this in school also.

  6. An ambush of tigers
    An array of hedgehogs
    An army of ants
    A bale of turtles
    A ballet of swans
    A wisdom of owls
    A litter of cats
    A swarm of birds
    A team of dancers
    A thunder of hippos

  7. a wall of bricks
    a gaggle of geese
    a swam of bees
    a team of teachers
    a hive of bees
    a group of people
    a tribe of natives
    a flock of birds
    a herd of sheep
    a school of fish
    a croud of people
    a group of singers
    a

  8. collective nouns:

    flock of birds
    murder of crows
    gaggle of geese
    herd of cows
    troop of solders
    pile of paper
    collection of art
    swarm of bees
    tribe of African warriors
    school of sharks.

  9. Collective nouns

    Heard of sheep
    Flock of Macaws
    Gaggle of geese
    Pack of wolves
    A mob of kangaroos
    Gang of elk
    Wake of vultures

    Abstract nouns
    Courage
    Misery
    Anger
    Bravery
    Progress
    Jealousy
    Peace
    Justice

  10. A group of crows is called: A hover/murder of crows.
    Abstract nouns
    Definition – Something that you can’t touch, see, taste, smell or hear. Such as:

    • Independence
    • Loneliness
    • Hatred
    • Love
    • Loyalty
    • Friendship
    • Honor
    • Courage
    • Fear
    • Determination
    • Scared
    • Longed
    • Afraid
    • Embarrassed
    • Shocked
    • Surprised

    Collective nouns
    Definition – A word used to describe a group of something. Such as:

    • Heard of sheep
    • Bunch of grapes
    • School of children
    • Tribe of people
    • Gaggle of geese
    • Pride of lions
    • Pack of wolves
    • Group of people
    • Army of men
    • Assembly of adults
    • Band of boys
    • Flock of seagulls
    • Team of players
    • Squad of police
    • Armory of aardvarks
    • Pod of whales
    • Stand of trees
    • Host of angels
    • Galaxy of stars
    • Invasion of aliens
    • Company of friends
    • Cluster of leaves
    • Business of people

    Proper nouns
    Definition – A name of a company, person, place or shop. Such as:

    • Sarah
    • Hannah
    • Lily
    • Archie
    • George
    • Matthew
    • Richard
    • Alina
    • Alex
    • Alexandra
    • Emily
    • Zoe
    • Chloe
    • Simon De Senlis
    • New York
    • Turkey
    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • London
    • Tesco
    • X-box

    Pronouns nouns
    Definition – A word that replaces a noun. Such as:

    • She
    • He
    • We
    • They
    • Me
    • Everyone
    • I
    • You
    • It
    • My
    • Mine
    • Our
    • Ours
    • Your
    • Yours
    • Their
    • Theirs

    Possessive pronouns
    Definition – A word that shows ownership or possession. Such as:

    • Mine
    • His
    • Hers
    • Theirs
    • Yours
    • Everyone’s
    • Ours
    • Whose
    • Ones
    • Its
    • Everybody’s

    Relative pronouns
    Definition – A word used to connect a clause or phrase to a noun or pronoun. Such as:

    • Which
    • That
    • whom
    • whose
    • who
    • when
    • (That’s all I could find 🙁 )

  11. 1) A bunch of apples
    2) An armada of boats
    3) A flock of sheep
    4) A forest of trees
    5) A city of houses
    6) A crowed of red-wings
    7) A crash of rhinoceroses
    8) A litter of cubs
    9) A husk of jackrabbits

    to see more go to users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/collnoun.htm

  12. Collective nouns:
    A murder of crows
    A herd of sheep
    A litter of kittens
    A flock of geese
    A swarm of bees
    A group of people
    A school of fish
    A pack of wolfs
    A pride of lions
    A herd of elephants
    A bunch of flowers
    A nest of ants
    A hive of bees
    A pod of pees
    A bunch of grapes
    Proper nouns:
    London
    Paris
    Charlie
    Butlins
    Christopher
    Mexico
    Mad club
    Monday
    February
    Wednesday
    Possessive nouns:
    The book’s cover
    The clock’s hands
    Charlie’s hands
    The eagle’s eye
    The mouse’s tail
    Lily’s cat
    The lilies petals
    The houses chimney
    The king’s throne
    The Queen’s crown
    Abstract nouns:
    Saddness
    Enjoyment
    Happyness
    Jealoussy
    Fear
    Courage
    Shy
    Friendship
    Relife
    Guiltyness
    Pronouns:
    He
    She
    I
    Himself
    Herself
    You
    It
    Who
    Someone
    Everyone
    Them

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