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Colour thesaurus - Bored of saying a yellow hat in a yellow room? Try tuscany, canary and mustard. Click on a colour to get started.

Yellow words

 

 

Texture vocabulary - Click on a number to get started.

 

Writing Prompts - Look at these images.

What words come to mind?

Could you write some descriptive phrases, pargraphs or even a story or poem?

 

Can you include these features that we would expect from Y4 writers?

  • Adverbs - adds to the verb (doing word). Trembling, he got to his feet once again. She slowly opened the door.
  • Expanded noun phrases - adjective + adjective + noun. The green, soft grass - Many kind, young faces - Dark, billowing smoke.
  • Conjunctions - words that join clauses together, previously known as 'joining words' or 'connectives'. but, if, so, because - They knew they were right because their grandparents had talked about it with them that very morning.
  • Superlatives - the most extreme form of an adjective. Tastiest, most, least, kindest, harshest - It was the most cold I had ever felt. It was the harshest winter ever.
  • Similes - describing something like or as something else. Her hands were as cold as ice.
  • Fronted Adverbials - phrases that start a sentence by telling us the time or place or using an adverb. Past all the street lamps, at the end of the road, grew a mighty, forbidden forest. Silently, it grew and grew. As the moon shone, the trees cast their towering shadows, consuming the street hour by hour.
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