Many thanks to all of the parent helpers who supported our children making their volcanoes today. The results were amazing and we are all excited about the forthcoming eruptions.
The word ‘determiner’ was introduced to the primary curriculum last year. This class of words relate directly to nouns but are not adjectives – they ‘determine’ the noun.
There are four main types of determiner:
- Quantifiers – any number or amount before a noun, e.g. three chairs, many books, few people
- Articles – the articles are a, an and the
- Demonstratives – this, that, those, which…
- Possessives – ours, my, your, their…
We teach the pupils to identify determiners by finding the noun, investigating which words relate to the noun and then disregarding any adjectives.
This Friday we will be supporting Red Nose Day by allowing pupils to wear their own clothes for a £1 donation. There will also be a biscuit sale, with biscuits costing 20p each.
Embedded clauses are clauses that are added into the middle of a sentence. They are different to parenthesis (see previous post) as they require a subject and a verb.
No embedded clause
Fran went to Paris on her holidays.
Fran went to Paris, where she had never been before, on her holidays.