Guidelines for the use of Severn Adjectives

Activity title:
Severn adjectives

Curriculum area: English

NC objectives: English En1 1e), 2d), 6c), 8a) & 9a) and En2 4b), 6) and En3 1), 2), 3), 4), 5a), 7a), 9d), 11) & 12)

Main learning objective: To understand the use of and to use adjectives

Lesson plan ideas, activities and resource sheets

18 minutes

  • Write the sentence ‘The fisherman hauled in his fishing nets’ on the board and ask the class if there is anything wrong with the sentence? Answers will vary, but lead them to the fact that nothing is wrong, but it could be improved by adding further vocabulary.

  • Discuss types of words (nouns, adjectives, adverbs) and list examples. Discuss their use and why they are used.

  • Improve the beginning sentence by adding words and detail (it may become ‘The stocky, athletic fisherman quickly hauled in his heavy fishing nets’’).

  • Write further sentences and do the same, making a ‘perfect sentence’ as a class.

MAIN ACTIVITY: 35 minutes

  • After discussing and practicing the perfect sentence, provide the class with ‘1.4a Severn adjectives’ and the pupils work individually to copy out the sentences neatly, but include appropriate adjectives in capital letters. Alternatively, allow pupils to simply add the adjectives to the sentences on the worksheet.

  • Once the class has completed the adjectives, challenge them to write their own ‘perfect sentences’ about the river.

PLENARY: 10 minutes

  • Move around the class and allow pupils to read aloud their sentences with the inserted adjectives and if pupils have written their own sentences, share these also.

  • Move around the class and ask pupils to call out an adjective connected to the river. Try for all different examples and make a list.

Suggested extension activities or cross curricular links:


1-4 Guidelines - Severn adjectives

1.4a Severn adjectives