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W.A.L.T.: to find out about collective nouns …and revise singular and plural
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
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
Collective nouns A lion
A pride of lions
A goose A flock (or gaggle) of geese (also a flock of sheep)
One hedgehog A prickle of hedgehogs
An elephant A herd of elephants (not a heard of Rebecca’s)
A bloat of Hippopotami One Hippopotamus
A fish A school of fish
A squirrel What do you think would be a good name for a group of squirrels?
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 ?
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
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
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??
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