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Here are some additional websites and resources to help you with you learning. Click on the logo to view the required website.

Hit the Button Maths Game

Hit the Button Maths Game

Purple Mash

Purple Mash

 

Mathletics

Mathletics

 

Afasic Voice for Life

This organisation supports parents with children who have difficulty talking and understanding language.

 

Bookstart

Bookstart encourage parents and carers to enjoy books with children from as early an age as possible. They have very good ideas for helping develop early literacy skills.

 

The National Autistic Society

Information, advice and campaigning organisation for people with autism.

 

World Book Day

World Book Day

 

Phonics Game

Phonics Game

 

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.

 

Top Marks

Maths and English Games

 

Grammaropolis

Grammaropolis

Phonics Play

 

Building Vocabulary

We will be building our vocabulary through revision of word classes and learning about figurative language.

Word classes

Noun

The name of a person, place, object, thing, emotion or idea
http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/noun_phrases.htm

Common nouns

* do not need a capital letter
e.g. fish, table, sad, town, boy

Proper nouns

* do need a capital letter as they are the specific name of an individual
e.g. Robert, Stevenage, Lodge Farm

Pronoun

A word that can replace a noun
e.g. he, she, it, they, we, their, I, me, my
http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/pronouns.htm

Adjective

Describes a noun
e.g. beautiful, weary, sparkling, evil, stormy, cerise
http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/adjectives.htm

Verb

Is an action or state
e.g. danced, run, grin, whisper, yelled, became, am
http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/verbs.htm

Adverb

A word or phrase that adds more detail to an adjective, verb or another adverb
e.g. gently, swiftly, here, now, very, really
http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/adverbs.htm

Figurative Language

Simile

A way to describe things by comparing them to other things using the words as or like.
e.g. my teacher is as fierce as a dragon, the moon was like a silver coin
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/figurative-language-examples/simile-examples/

Metaphor

Describing (comparing) one thing as if it is another. The noun becomes the compared object.
e.g. My teacher is a fierce dragon, the moon is a silver coin
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/figurative-language-examples/metaphor-examples/

Personification

Describing something as having human feelings and actions
e.g. The trees danced in the gentle breeze, The angry rain thundered onto the rooftops
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/figurative-language-examples/personification-examples/

Simile, metaphors and personification

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/poetry/read/7/

Alliteration

When words which begin with the same sound are repeated close together in the same phrase or sentence
e.g. Wild winds whistled through the wintry woodlands
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/poetic-devices/alliteration-examples/

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is when a word’s pronunciation imitates its sound
e.g. Plop! Whoosh! The bees buzzed outside, The metal machine clunked
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/poetic-devices/onomatopoeia-examples/