Using the word 'and' to join sentences when describing
Home learning focus
To use joining words when writing sentences about the ocean.
This lesson includes:
a video to help you use joining words
three activities to do at home
Play the short video below to find out about joining words.
The word and is a joining word that can be used in different ways.
It can be used to add more information to a sentence. For example:
I like fish and chips.
It can also be used to join two different clauses together. A clause is a group of words that contain a subject and a verb. For example:
I went upstairs and I found a spider.
You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.
Activity 1: Let's join our ideas
See if you can identify all the joining words in this short activity.
Activity 2: Discover the ocean
Watch this short video to find out about the ocean, then try the activity below.
There are lots of different things you can see in the ocean.
Complete the sentences below using 'and' to join the following words together. The first one has been done for you.
big - blue - small - plants - yellow - animals - large - wet
- Some fish are yellow and blue.
- Plankton is made up of lots of tiny...
- In the ocean there are fish that are...
- Oceans are...
Activity 3: Writing sentences using 'and'
Imagine you live deep in the ocean.
Write three sentences explaining what you can see. Try to use the word 'and' in each sentence.
Here is an example: I can see a whale and some seaweed.