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Similes and Metaphors


Similes and metaphors are used to describe people and things in a descriptive, interesting way. The difference between the two is quite simple. A simile says that one thing is like or as another. For example, He is like a bull in a china shop; She is as quiet as a little mouse. A metaphor says one thing is another. For example, He is a walking encyclopaedia. Trace and copy the two words.

simile metaphor Write ‘simile’ or ‘metaphor’ next to each one.

Frantic people dug like dogs to free those trapped.

The baby is a ray of sunshine. Explain the simile.

Her eyes were like sparkling jewels.

Explain the metaphor.

The thief was a slippery eel.

Explores the use of compound and complex sentences in expressing thought

Write a metaphor with a similar meaning to:

The children played like a pack of wild animals. Write a simile with a similar meaning to:

At the end of the day, our house was a tip. Write a complimentary metaphor about someone you know.

Write a simile about a favourite animal.

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Trace, then copy the words below.

angle (1) ray (3) vertex (5) degrees (6) arms (8) point (4) rotation (2) protractor (7) turn (9)

Use the words above to complete the text below. Numbers are given next to the words to show their placement in the text.


is the figure formed by the of a about a , which is called the of the angle. The size of an angle is usually measured in ( ) using a tool called a . The lines of an angle are called its . The size of an angle is the amount of required for the arms to coincide.


Trace the additional information about angles.

There are many different types of angles. Acute angles are less than 90 , right angles are exactly 90 , obtuse angles are greater than 90 but less than 180 , straight angles are exactly 180 and reflex angles are angles greater than 180 . A full rotation measures exactly 360 . 104


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Recognises, classifies and describes angles and relate angles to shape and the environment


Label the parts of the diagram using words from the text above.

Stone Age People


The unfinished text below describes the first inhabitants of Ireland. Complete the text by copying the words below into the correct places. The words are provided in the order in which they are to be written in the text. Use your best cursive handwriting. people years



fruit dwellings camp weapons fish implements cleared

Becomes familiar with some aspects of the lives of Stone Age peoples

The first to arrive in Ireland came about 9 000 ago. These Stone Age people lived by wild animals, fishing and food such as berries, nuts and . They moved from place to place to find food and built like sites close to rivers or the sea. They used tools and made from stone or wove traps to catch . Evidence of stone has been uncovered by archaeologists. They lived this way for about 3 000 years. Gradually, Stone Age people forests for farming. Trace the shaded words in the text, then read through the completed text. Write an existing word with three or more letters contained in each word below.

hunting camp gathering animals uncovered farming years weapons

dwellings cleared Ireland archaeologists gradually stone implements forests

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