Creating sentences with description

Home learning focus

To be able to use some description both verbally and when writing sentences and join ideas in sentences using words like 'and', 'because' and 'if'.

This lesson includes:

  • a video to explain describing words

  • three activities to do at home


Do you remember what describing words (adjectives) are? Watch this video to refresh your memory.

Discover all about describing words (adjectives)

Describing words are also known as adjectives. They describe nouns (the names of things or places).

You can use lots of describing words when describing things. For example

My garden is full of lovely, colourful flowers.

You can join ideas together using words like:

  • and
  • because
  • if
  • when
  • but

For example

My garden is full of lovely, colourful flowers and it attract lots of wildlife.


You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.

Activity 1: Let's watch Barnaby

Watch this short video.

Learn what an allotment is with Barnaby Bear

After watching the video, explain to somebody at home what an allotment is.

  • Make sure you include lots of describing words
  • you can watch the video again and make notes, if it helps
  • see if you can talk for 40 seconds to somebody, describing what an allotment is.

Ready, steady, go!

Activity 2: Creating a magical plant

Imagine you could create a magical plant. What would it be?

Try to consider the following things:

  • what would be magical about your plant?
  • would something magical grow on it?
  • what does your magical plant look like?
  • does the magical plant have a name?

Write six sentences about your magical creation.

Remember to include lots of describing words as well as including joining words like, 'and', 'but', 'because', 'if', and 'when' Also, try and use words like 'the best', 'the fastest', 'the most beautiful', 'the weirdest'.

Here is an example. My magical plant is called Chocolato because it grows delicious chocolate bars instead of leaves. When you break a chocolate off it, another one grows straight away. Chocolato is the most unusual plant ever. If you are really good, beautiful chocolate flowers might grow. But you have to be careful or you might get tummy-ache if you eat too much.

Activity 3: Use your imagination

Choose four people that you know - these could be friends or family - and list all the things that each person really loves.

Then think of a magical plant for each person. For example, if one of your friends really loves football, you could have a tree that is covered in lots of footballs.

Draw each magic plant - making sure you include notes to describe features of the tree.

Where next?

In this lesson you have learnt and practised how to use description in both your writing and verbally.

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