Bonsai- SPaG- 03.02.20
Today, we were looking at relative clauses in SPaG. First, we began by ensuring we understood what a main clause was, before learning about relative clauses. We used a song to help remember relative pronouns and those commas that must be around the clause. We enjoyed the song so much, we kept singing throughout the morning!
You can listen to the song here: Relative clause song
We have been working collaboratively today as we have started to create word webs. To begin with, we made sure we could use a dictionary correctly by finding chosen words and their definitions. After this, we wrote a word in the middle of our paper, and then we found its definition. Next, we split the word into its prefix and root word and found out what they meant. Our next step will be to find other words containing our chosen prefix and root word.
In Spag hour this morning, Monkey Puzzle were looking at clauses and phrases and how they can be re-positioned in a sentence and still make sense. We took note of how the punctuation changed and came up with some of our own silly sentences to practise this skill on.
Can you think of any sentences where the clauses can be re- positioned?
What punctuation changes?
This morning Monkey Puzzle has been trying to find out all the different word classes within a sentence. They have been considering if the noun is a subject or object as well as thinking about what words are determiners in the sentence. Colourful Semantics have been used to help.
Do you think you can classify each word class in the sentence below?
“Jumping on the bed, Mollie hoped that the massive spider would not get her.”