Taking our love of adjectives out into the woodland made for an exciting afternoon. Working in pairs, the children were given a collecting bag, a pencil and a sheet of adjectives. Their challenge match the descriptive words to plants or objects. If they found any additional objects that they could describe, they could go in the bag too. The children were encouraged, as they were collecting, to use full sentences to describe their findings.
Back in class they sorted out their items, then created sentences using the appropriate adjectives. The children extended their sentences using conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and then worked on thinking up synonyms and even antonyms for their adjectives.
If you are out and about enjoying this crisp, winter weather, why not ask your children to describe the world around them and see the delight that they feel from learning new and expressive language.