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1 W.A.L.T.: to find out about collective nouns …and revise singular and plural

2 1. For many words just add s 2. Words ending is s, ss, ch or x: usually add es 3. Words ending in f: usually change the f to a v and add es 4. Words with a y at the end: often change the y to an i and add es 5. Words ending in o: sometimes add s; sometimes add es (e.g. pianos, tomatoes) Singular and plural

3 Collective nouns The name used for a group of things It can be animals or people, like squirrels or elephants It can be things, like tables or trees

4 Collective nouns A lion

5 A pride of lions

6 A goose A flock (or gaggle) of geese (also a flock of sheep)

7 One hedgehog A prickle of hedgehogs

8 An elephant A herd of elephants (not a heard of Rebecca’s)

9 A bloat of Hippopotami One Hippopotamus

10 A fish A school of fish

11 A squirrel What do you think would be a good name for a group of squirrels?

12 Some more collective nouns A wolf A whale A bee A puppy A singer A playing card A brass instrumentalist A pack of wolves A pod of whales A swarm of bees A litter of pups A choir of singers A pack of playing cards A band of brass players ?

13 What could you call these things? A group of soldiers A large group of people A group of footballers A group of schoolchildren An army A crowd A team A class

14 Some strange collective nouns A goat A kitten A jellyfish People in a church A crow A porpoise An ape A tribe of goats A kindle of kittens A smuck of jellyfish A congregation of worshippers A murder of crows A school of porpoises An intelligence of apes

15 What could you call these things? A group of angels A large group of books A group of boats or cars A group trees Eggs A host A library A fleet A clump, wood or forest A clutch Which are ANIMATE? Which are INANIMATE??

16 WALT: to find out about collective nouns There are lots of places to find out more collective nouns, using the internet Try this website: By the way: A drey of squirrels


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