Action Verbs

We are learning to use verbs to describe our actions. We are learning that all sentences must have a verb. We are also learning that we use different forms of a verb depending on the sentence we say or write.

We can use a verb

-in the present form- “I am eating a sandwich.”

-in the past form- “I ate a sandwich after school yesterday.”

-in a future form- “I will be eating a sandwich after school today.”


We took photos and described our actions using all the new verbs we are learning.

Last week we practised using verbs to describe playing actions.

We are sitting on the bench near the basketball courts.

Efe is going to swing on the monkey bars.

Nivesh can balance like a tightrope walker.

Antaniaus is crawling through the tunnel.

Nivesh slid down the slide before Abdullah.

After Nivesh had a turn, it was time for Abdullah to go down the slide.

Abdullah climbed easily to the top of the climbing wall.

Ready. Set. Go! Kristian takes off like a rocket.

We are all running as fast as The Flash.

Abdullah and Kristian are sprinting to the finish line.

Antaniaus shows us how he can hop up and down.

Abdullah dug a tunnel in the sandpit.

Nivesh searched for treasure in the sandpit but did not find any.

Antaniaus is enjoying playing outside with his friends.

Nivesh jumped down and landed on the ground.

After a fun morning playing with his friends, Efe drank litres of water.

Story Innovation

We have been enjoying some of the wonderful stories from the huge collection of Premier’s Reading Challenge books. Last week, we read the wonderful story, Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox.  We learned that noun groups give more information about the subject in a sentence. The subject was sheep and Mem Fox used lots of adjectives, prepositions and adverbs to describe the different sheep in the story.

We found the green sheep and the wide sheep. We found the brave sheep and the clown sheep. And, of course, we found the green sheep sleeping quietly behind the shrubs.

We wondered what the names of the other sheep might be on this page. We looked at the clues in the pictures and we thought about the way Mem Fox described the sheep. We named the hot-air balloon sheep and the acrobat sheep. We named the picnic sheep and the snorkelling sheep. We also found the fishing in the pond sheep.

We followed Mem Fox’s writing style and wrote our own version of the story using noun groups.

Where is the polka-dotted sheep?

Here is the party sheep.

Here is the picnic sheep.

Here is the fireworks sheep.

And here is the Spanish dancing sheep.

Here is the sleeping sheep.

And here is the going for a walk sheep.

Here is the blue pom-pom sheep.

And here is the crazy sheep.

Here is the swimming sheep.

Here is the in love sheep.

And here is the playing sheep.

Here is the happy sheep.

And here is the funny sheep.


But where is the polka-dotted sheep?




Here are some links to online versions of Where is the green sheep? that you can enjoy at home.