Literacy key skills 5th February

In SPaG this week, one of our many activities was to brush up our understanding of nouns.  The teachers threw in a few nouns you had not yet encountered: collective nouns.  Your key skills this week is to research the words used to describe a collection of something and list some that are new to you or some that are surprising.  I wonder if anyone can find out what lots of crows are called.  At least 10 collective nouns please.

Also, many of you learnt about and  listed abstract nouns, proper and pronouns or possessive and relative pronouns.  Please list 10 examples of these.  Strive to find examples of these that other people haven’t.

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  1. Geese:Gaggle
    Monkeys:Troop
    Sheep:Flock
    Dolphins:School
    Lions:Pride
    Fish:Shole
    Crows:Murder
    Badgers:cete
    Caterpillars:Army
    Hippopotami:Bloat
    Kangaroo:Mob
    Moles:Labour
    Parrots:Pandemonium
    Penguins:Rookery
    Porpoises:Pod
    Rhinoceros:Crash
    Toads:Knot
    Zebra:Zeal
    Turtles:Bale
    Turkeys:Rafter

    By ASC

  2. Collective:
    Musicians: Orchestra.
    Asteroids: Belt
    Arrows: Quiver
    Jellyfish: Smack
    Fish: Shoal
    Judges(also expert): Panel
    Directors: Board
    Bananas: Bunch
    Events: Series
    Rubbish: Piles

    Abstract:

    Courage
    Beauty
    Anger
    Curiosity
    Happiness
    Sadness
    Well
    Unwell
    Good
    Bad

  3. Bees: swarm
    badgers:cete
    bats:colony
    bears:sleuth
    beavers:colony
    Aligators:congregation
    Antelopes:herd

    Abstract nouns:

    Good
    Bad
    Happiness
    Coldness
    Bravery
    Calm
    Honour
    Hope
    Wish
    Fascination
    Delight

  4. Collective nouns:
    Airplanes-fleet
    Actors- company
    Arrows – quiver
    Asteroids – belt
    Beauties – bevy
    Camels – caravan
    Cards -deck
    Caterpillars – army
    Chicks – clutch
    Crows – murder

    Abstract nouns:
    Brutality
    Calm
    Charity
    Coldness
    Compassion
    Confidence
    Contentment
    Courage
    Brilliance
    Envy

  5. fish:shoal
    baboons:troop
    ants:army
    dogs:pack
    cow:herd
    pig:litter
    bats:colony
    birds:flock
    butterflies:swarm
    chicken:brood
    dolphins:school
    eels:array
    grasshoppers:cloud
    hornet:nest

  6. Collective nouns:
    A swarm of bees
    A school of fish
    A pack of wolves
    A cast of actors
    A pride of lions
    A galaxy of stars
    A pod of whales
    A nest of ants
    A bouquet of flowers
    A cloud of flies

    Abstract nouns:
    Dedication
    Ability
    Justice
    Dictatorship
    Bravery
    Honesty
    Democracy
    Love
    Jealousy
    Childhood

  7. the collective nouns are in capitals

    a big PRIDE of lions
    a small COLONY of bats
    a colossal FLOCK of sheep
    a diminutive TROOP of baboons
    an average sized LITTER of puppies
    a FAMILY of beavers
    a GRIST of bees
    a HERD of bison
    an ARMY of caterpillars
    a clowder of cats

  8. Collective nouns:
    A murder of crows.
    A pride of lions.
    A school of dolphins.
    A herd of elephants.
    A pod of whales.
    A pandemonium of parrots.
    A raft of ducks.
    A tower of giraffes.
    A drift of pigs.
    A bale of turtles.

    Abstract nouns:
    Justice,
    Bravery,
    Happiness,
    Honesty,
    Pride,
    Comfort,
    Failure,
    Memory,
    Sleep,
    Sadness.

    Possessive pronouns:
    His,
    Hers,
    Mine,
    Yours,
    Ours,
    Its,
    Whose,
    Theirs,
    Ones,
    Your.

    Relative pronouns:
    Which,
    Who,
    Whoever,
    That,
    Whichever.

  9. collective nouns

    a KINDLE of Kangaroos
    a LITTER of puppies
    a BUNCH of bananas
    a FLOCK of sheep
    a PRIDE of lions
    a PUNNET of strawberries
    a colony of bats
    a SWARM of bees
    a FLIGHT of birds
    MURDER of crows

    abstract nouns
    pain
    sympathy
    knowledge
    truth
    lies
    beauty
    courage
    success
    beliefs
    anger
    misery
    love

  10. COLLECTIVE NOUNS.
    A murder of crows.
    A cloud of bats, A colony of bats.
    A herd of moose.
    A clan of hyaenas.
    A herd of lamas.
    A gang of buffalos, A herd of buffalos, A obstinacy of buffalos.
    A sute of bloodhound.
    An aurora of polar bears, A pack of polar bears.
    A field of horses, A string of horses.
    A litter of pups.

    ABSTRACT NOUNS
    Fear.
    Rage.
    Envy.
    Greed.
    Pride.
    Chaos.
    Faith.
    Love.
    Hate.
    Death.

    1. PROPER NOUNS.
      Dan.
      Russia.
      Northampton.
      London.
      America.
      Tom.
      Simon de Senlis.
      France.
      Senlis.
      Bob.
      PRONOUNS.
      Himself.
      Her.
      Herself.
      Him.
      You.
      It.
      That.
      They.
      Hers.
      His.

  11. Owl…parliment
    Wolves…pack
    Wasps…swarm
    Sheep…flock
    Buffalo… A herd
    Musicians…a band
    Gangsters…a gang
    Bats…a colony
    Ladies…bevy
    Soldiers…army
    Singers…a choir
    Pupils…a class
    People…a crowd
    Actors…company
    Sailors…crew
    Crooks…a bunch
    Kings…dynasty

    CROWS…A MURDER!!!!!!!

    By Lucy

  12. Collective nouns.
    1.alligators=congregation
    2.baboons=troop
    3.antelopes=herd
    4.cats=clowder
    5.ants=army
    6.crows=murder
    7.ferrets=business
    8.owls=parliament
    9.zebras=dazzle
    10.woodpeckers=descent

  13. Collective Nouns:
    Murder of crows
    Herd of lamas
    A parliament of owls
    A flush of ducks
    A herd of wrens
    A swarm of bees
    A swarm of flies
    A cloud of gnats
    A kindle of kittens
    A drove of pigs
    a string of ponies
    a sloth of bears
    A coalition of cheaters
    A fall of lambs
    A litter of pups
    A troops of monkeys
    a leap of leopards
    A labor of moles
    A herd of moose
    A flock of sheep
    A clan of hyenas
    A mob of wombats
    A herd of yaks
    A cohort of zebras
    A pack of wolves

    Abstract Nouns
    Love
    Proud
    Death
    Hate
    Happiness
    Honest
    Pride
    Calm
    Comfort
    Sadness
    Beauty
    Angry
    Fear
    Faith
    Delight
    Hope

    Pro Nouns:
    He
    She
    Him
    Her
    They
    We
    Me
    I
    Them
    It

    Relative Pronouns
    That
    Which
    Who
    Whose
    Whichever
    Whoever
    BY TILLI WARREN

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